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Ello s Library and a little of Patrick Carman s Floors This is a fun book which contains pretty much what it says on the tin magic MYSTERY AND A VERY STRANGE ADVENTURESTUART and a very strange adventureStuart with his family to his father s childhood town of Beeton much against his will When there he finds out some things about his family including the fact that his great uncle was a magician of the prestidigitation variety Half by accident Stuart is set on a journey to discover the lost workshop of his uncle coming across mysterious clues in a National Treasure type uestAs will happen along the way he ncounters allies and Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! enemies and it becomes a race against time andach other to see if Stuart can gather the clues and find the workshop before its lost foreverI liked the characters though I found Jeanie the main villain a bit overdone Then again I found the annoying bossy nosy triplets a bit overdone too but they grew on me Cannibal especially April as she s the largest part of the storyI was going to bump it up to 35 stars but I found thending both a bit rushed and overly convenient That said I m not sure things are as wrapped up as they may seemI ll most likely look into the next in The Series At Some series at some Fun Stuart Horten and his family have recently moved back to his father s childhood hometown and Stuart discovers that his family has played uite an important role in local history Stuart solves the
mystery of his missing great uncle Teeny Tiny Tony Horten and makes a great friend along the way Full of great of his missing great uncle Teeny Tiny Tony Horten and makes a great friend along the way Full of great and vocabulary the story plays out with wit and style I Mastered (The Enforcers, especially liked Leonora and her seeingye dog and the villainess reminded me of Cruella deVil Fun I ve already reuested the seuel Good for teachers Meh for Man, Son of Man entertainmentI really liked the premise and the illustrations are charming but this just was too dry to reallynjoy I can see teachers picking this up for a class read because kids can learn new words via the crossword creator father but that character is actually pretty obnoxious the you get into the book like he seems like the dumb friend you have who got a word a day calendar and is trying to impress you but is just really inefficient with keeping a conversation going because they have to define Alter Ego each new word they ve learnedThe mother who is a doctor is basically nonexistent so the audience is treated to a set of three wannabe Nancy Drewsgossip columnist neighbors as the female leads While they have gumption they are also pretty annoying because they are so nosy You actually want to smack them than the kid in the BabadookWhileach chapter is only a few pages long for some reason the pace dragged I think because the characters and plot are so bland that it just never got interesting nough to keep me motivatedThere s references to props than the stage magic and when real magic shows up it s in the last few pages and is pretty wobbly wobbly timey whimey It just seemed like a major letdown. Fed with trickery magic there are clues to follow and puzzles to solve but what starts as fun nds up as danger and Stuart begins to realize that he can't finish the task by himsel.
Read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or Book Ê Lissa EvansBrilliant Love the coins and the machines Love the triplets that live next door Love that the only books that I pick up believing to be one offs turn into series Here s hoping for a great couple of books to come As a school teacher I see soooo many possibilities to integrate with this book While reading we could dive into a study on family history locate primary documents write memoirs from the point of view of a relative or fictional memoirs So many ideas running through my head as I read I also loved the pace of the book It is fast paced and xciting making a very fun read aloud Excited
To Read The Seuel Thisread the seuel This the Great Unexpected Dangerous story of the great magician Tony Horten the mysterious circumstances of his disappearance and the uest that a young boy undergoes to find the magician s missing workshop and its miraculous mechanismsThe unlikely hero of this story is a small for his age 10 year old Boy Named Him Stuart Horten By His Very Smart Yet named him Stuart Horten by his very smart yet ntirely sensible parents With a name that could be shortened to S Horten Stuart who is indeed a child very small for his age is granted the nickname shorten by his friendsIn any case in spite of that Stuart s life is
good what with a bike with Art eight gears and a garden with a tree house and pond until his notntirely sensible parents decide to move away to a small town where his father s family used to live This is done at the worst possible time God Is in the Crowd ever meaning at the of the summer holidays when as any sensible person would know it is basically impossible for anyone to A very fun andnjoyable story Reviewed by Rusty Key Writer Becca WorthingtonRecommended for Boys and girls ages 8 and upOne Word Summary Mesmerizing My father used to do magic tricks at my siblings and my birthday parties when we were little It was basic beginner stuff pick a card any card guess which tiny cup the fluff ball is under sleight of hand type novelty tricks but it won us over nonetheless We sat there year after year a group of Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard enthralled andntranced The Matriarchs (The Family elementary schoolers on a green shag carpet gawking up at this bearded magicianxtraordinaire as he pulled a uarter from his mouth that we had distinctly watched him tuck under his shoe just a moment beforeThere is something about magic It captures the imaginations of children and adults alike from clowns piling Notes for the Everlost endlessly out of a circus car to David Blaine levitating and David Copperfield making the Statue of Liberty disappear In whatever guise it inspires the uestion Why do we love to believe in magic so much Is it simply because it sntertaining Or is it because our creativity is triggered and intrigued by the unknown Or could it be perhaps because we all truly deep down think that if a live rabbit can be pulled from a top hat nose wiggling then anything is possible that if I pick the right card from this magician s hand right now the possibilities for my life and my destiny are limitlessThe wi. Stuart Horten ten years old and small for his age moves to the dreary town of Beeton far away from all his friends And then he meets his new next door neighbours the unbreable King. Ldly inventive middle grade novel Horten s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans reads like one giant fantastic ye bulging magic show It relays impressive tricks careful never to show itspretty good what with a bike with ight gears and a garden with a tree house and
until the moment It inspires it dazzles and it could Happen To Any One Of Us At to any one of us at given time or so it would be and is absolutely delightful to thinkStuart Horten is a ten year old boy so short he is constantly mistaken for an ight year old When his parents a bustlingly busy doctor mother and a nerdy crossword puzzle writer father decide to move to his father s tiny hometown of Beeton in the English countryside Stuart is horrified There is nothing to do in miserablelittle Beeton No Biggy! except poke around crumbling historical museums listening to lectures on ancient artifacts That and try to avoid the nosy next door triplets April May and June who seem determined to uncover the dirt on Stuart and publish anxpose of his life in their homemade newspaper But that is all about to change starting with the discovery of a little box One dull morning at home with his father Stuart accidently unlocks a trick coin box with a secret compartment that holds a handful of old coins and a note The note is from his missing uncle Teeny Tiny Tony Horton a notoriously skilled local magician who disappeared under mysterious circumstances several decades before On his way to the town library to dig up information on the disappearance Horton realizes he is being followed by the triplets He ducks into a phone booth to Crush It! escape and out of curiosity he puts one of the old coins into the phone slot before realizing that the phone cord isntirely severed hanging lifeless and disconnected Disappointed he opens the booth to leave and the phone rings The voice on the other Attracting Birds to Your Backyard end of the line asks to speak to him Stuart s summer is about to get a lot interestingHorten s Miraculous Mechanisms is a thoughtfully crafted and wonderfully told tale of an ordinary child who is in for the magical ride of his life The first in what promises to be anxtraordinary series this charming debut gives its readers puzzles to solve characters to Deep Listening enjoy jokes to chuckle at and smart twists to keep readers on their toes If you like magic you will breeze through this book faster than Houdini canscape an underwater straightjacket Faster Bird-by-Bird Gardening even perhaps than my father can pull a uarter from behind myar And that my friends is an impressive trickFor reviews author interviews reading lists and feature articles from The Rusty Key visit us at wwwtherustykeycom I The Works of Saint Augustine enjoyed this story about a boy named Horten who moves back to his ancestors hometown and discovers a mystery waiting for him His great uncle had been a magician and his workshop was never discovered but Horten has found a few clues that might lead him to it I was strongly reminded of the Magic series by Bosch The Name of This Book is Secret and seuels a little bit of Grabenstein s Escape from Mr Lemonc. Ley triplets and things getven worseBut in Beeton begins the strangest adventure of Stuart's lifeHe is swept up in a uest to find his great uncle's lost workshop a work shop stuf.hand until the