FICTION

Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure

352p. Sterling. 2012. Tr $14.95. ISBN 978-1-4027-9870-2; ebook $7.99. ISBN 978-1-4027-9871-9.
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Gr 4–6—In this sequel to Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms (Sterling, 2012), 10-year-old Stuart Horten is catapulted on yet another adventure left to him by his Great-Uncle Tony. Now that Teeny-Tiny Tony Horten's magic tricks have been safely recovered, it is up to Stuart to follow clues to locate the great magician's will. He and his friend April soon discover, however, that Tony's Tricks are truly magic: each one transports them to another time or place, where a puzzle must be solved before the clue can be recovered-and before they can return safely home. Children will delight in Stuart's adventures, which are infused with humor, and clamor for the next installment.—Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Peachtree Montessori International, Ann Arbor, MI

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