The Parent Thief by Mitra Modarressi

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Bored with family vacations, Jack trades places with a boy who lives on an island inhabited only by young people.

About Mitra Modarressi

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Mitra Modarressi ( has written and illustrated several picture books for children. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Published September 1, 1995 by Orchard Books.
Genres: Children's Books.

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Something about the slant of Quinn's raised eyebrow lets readers know that he's not on the up-and-up when he invites Jack to stay at his house on Broomstick Island.

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Thanks to Quinn's magic, their scheme works--especially for Quinn who, as Jack discovers, plans on leaving him on the island and taking his place in his family forever.

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