The Dunwiddle Magic School (fifth to eighth grade) is intended for children whose magic is upside-down like Dory (who turns into a combination of a kitten and dragon) and Pepper (whose uncontrollable fiercing terrifies everyone around her)--so the Show Off, where fifth grade students are supposed to showcase their skills, does not really seem like a good idea.
Nory is devastated when her magic goes wonky during an interview for the magical academy where her father serves as headmaster. Instead of changing into a kitten, she morphs into various animal hybrids and is sent to an Upside-Down Magic program that helps her realize she is not alone in her misfit ways.
Dory and her friends from Ms. Starr's Upside-Down Magic class set off on an overnight school field trip to Dragon Haven to see, and learn how to care for, dragons--unfortunately there are other students with regular magic there as well, so it is not long before the trouble starts.
Nory, Bax, and their friends are in a special class at Dunwiddle Magic School, a class for children whose magic is unpredictable--and while Nory is finding an outlet for her dritten-self (a combination of a kitten and dragon), in the kittenball team, Bax is worried because all he can do is turn into a rock, and nobody knows why.
Marigold Ramos thinks that her magical ability to make things small will come in handy as she and her friends protest the new rule banning their toy dragons from school, until her magic gets out of control and starts shrinking her friends.