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Nick picks up on youth magic trend

Net options rights to Mlynowski's 'Manhattan'

Nickelodeon has optioned the rights to Sara Mlynowski’s “Magic in Manhattan” series of young adult novels for a television movie to be produced in partnership with Overbrook Entertainment.

Four-book series includes “Bras & Broomsticks” and “Parties & Potions” and follows the adventures of 14-year-old Rachel Weinstein, who learns that her divorced mother and younger sister are witches, and might be persuaded to use their powers to help solve teenage problems — like a dad on the verge of remarrying and a school with an exclusive “in” crowd.

Series is published by Random House’s Delacorte Books for Young Readers. “Parties,” the most recent volume, was published in February 2010.

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