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 Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers
 Author: Bosch, Pseudonymous

 Illustrator: Pangburn, Shane

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2019

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 184 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 20 cm

 BTSB No: 136161 ISBN: 9780525552321
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Magic tricks -- Fiction
 Rabbits -- Fiction
 Birthdays -- Fiction
 Parties -- Fiction
 Thieves -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.31

Summary:
Eight-year-old aspiring magician Oliver and his rabbit sidekick Benny must solve a mysterious robbery to save their act.

Series:
Unbelievable Oliver, 1


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.00
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 502906

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/19)
   Booklist (06/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2019 Bosch raises the curtain on a new series, which features a third-grader with a yen to be a magician, who uncovers a mystery alongside his first paid gig. Despite some quick instruction from Benny, a wisecracking rabbit living in a magic shop’s old top hat, Oliver’s inexpert debut before his classmates seems headed for disaster—until rich and thoroughly spoiled Maddox accuses Benny of stealing his birthday present, a robotic kitty. With just 13 minutes until Maddox’s mom calls their parents, Oliver and his friends split up to interview suspects and gather clues. Ultimately, a simple card trick provides both the insight that allows Oliver to put the bits together and the pretext for a dramatic denouement that he delivers from the stage to enthusiastic applause. The author pulls out a late twist, slips in line drawings (some partly in color) on almost every page, and, for a final flourish, closes with a description of the trick and suggestions for patter. No abracadabra needed to make this disappear from the shelves. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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