Saturday, September 8, 2012

Horten's Incredible Illusions by Lissa Evans

This magical follow-up to Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms continues Stuart's amazing adventures--with more enchantment, more surprises, and more thrills. When we last left 10-year-old Stuart, he had just recovered his great-uncle Tony's long-lost magic workshop. Now all the priceless tricks are on display in the Beeton Museum--and Stuart is junior curator of the exhibit! But another mystery awaits Stuart: Where did the great magician hide his will? Only by entering the magic world of the workshop can he find the answer. But as the mechanisms whisk him off on increasingly incredible adventures, the puzzles become harder and harder to solve…and the stakes higher. With even more page-turning action, this second book in the exciting middle-grade series does a magic trick of its own: it's even better than the first!

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books 
Number of Pages: 352
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 10
Horten's Incredible Illusions is a must-read!  The story is part mystery, part-fantasy/magic and totally captivating.  The author Lissa Evans demonstrates that she is an excellent writer with a lot of imagination, she totally understands what kids want to read in a book.  Stuart Horten is the main character and he finds himself trapped in a museum inside the Pharaoh's Pyramid.  Stuart  has all of his uncle's magic tricks and he gets to use them as  he solves a great mystery,  finds his way home and then gets to use them to enter a magical world -what a great story!  I highly recommend this book for boys and girls ages 9-12.  This is the second book in the series but you do not have to read the first book to enjoy this book.  I had not read the first book before but now I cannot wait to read it.
Thank you to Sterling Children's Books for this great book.

This book is in stores now! 

Happy reading!
Lily, age 10

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