Tips for Magicians

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Harrison’s dad has been super busy since Harrison’s mom, a famous singer, died in an accident. Harrison is trying to learn magic tricks, but he can’t come up with magic that will keep his dad from taking a traveling job and sending Harrison to live with his aunt in Muse, Nevada, a town with a magical history. There, Harrison makes friends with Marco, a young falconer, and Chloe, a girl he knew years earlier when visiting Muse with his mom. The three seventh graders work together on projects for an upcoming art festival, hoping to recall the Muse, long absent from the town. Harrison believes it’s the way to get his dad back in his life.

This is truly an enchanting book with well-rounded characters, a compelling story, and a magical setting. Author Celesta Rimington is clearly in touch with her inner child because she nails the voice in this middle-grade, first-person point-of-view book. She tells this story of loss, friendship, family, and home with a great deal of heart and beautiful writing. We see not just Harrison, but Marco and Chloe as well, learn and mature. This book is not to be missed.

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Author Celesta Rimington
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 24-Aug-2021
ISBN 9780593121269 Buy this Book
Issue September 2021
Category Tweens