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|Magic Misfits : the second story|
Author: Harris, Neil Patrick
Leila and the other Magic Misfits have the opportunity to perform with a famous stage psychic known as Madame Esmeralda, who may hold secrets to Leila's past.
Magic Misfits, 2
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.00
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 197870
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 4.40
Points: 11.0 Quiz: 75239
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2018 The Magic Misfits grace the stage and page for a second time in this continuation of Harris’ playful middle-grade series. After putting a stop to thieving carnival owner Bosso in their first adventure, the six kids have a new mystery to solve in Mineral Wells. The Vernons’ daughter (and escape-artist-in-training) Leila takes the lead in this installment, as a mischievous monkey and traveling psychic Madame Esmeralda stir up trouble and possibly a few ghosts in town. Still, Leila can’t help but admire the spirited clairvoyant. While the Misfits scrutinize curious events and follow clues left by Mr. Vernon’s own childhood magic club, Leila struggles to keep a heavy secret. Harris and Azam dole out humor, suspense, and sensitivity in equal measure, once again breaking up the narrative with magic-trick tutorials (don’t tell!) and illustrations. More than one mystery comes to light by the story’s end, but the magical power of teamwork and family ensures that the Vernons and Misfits are strong enough to face any challenge that arises. This show is just getting started. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It’s no trick: the first book in this series was a best-seller, and a big publisher push reveals this is expected to be every bit as popular. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.