Horten's Incredible Illusions by Lissa Evans
Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure

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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!

About Lissa Evans

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Lissa Evans's route to children's fiction author is perhaps as roundabout as Stuart's adventures in Beeton. After a brief career as a doctor of medicine and then in stand-up comedy, Lissa became a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television, before turning to writing. She has penned books for adults as well as picture books for children. This is her first middle-grade novel. Lissa lives with her family in North London.
Published January 1, 2012 by STERLING. 349 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Previously, in Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms (2012), he discovered the hiding place of his Great-Uncle Tony's magic-making paraphernalia—stage equipment from his magic show.

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Horten and April use the star in the inventions and get transported to a magical place that has a different solution for escape every time.

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In this edition of Kids' Maximum Shelf--the monthly Shelf Awareness feature that focuses on an upcoming title that we love and believe will be a great handselling opportunity for booksellers everywhere--we present Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans, which goes on sale on April 3, 2012.

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Poor 10-year-old Stuart Horten must move to his father's hometown in order to be near his mother's new job.

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