The Magic Misfits

The Magic Misfits

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A New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestselling Book!
From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.
After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.


(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you ! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316391825
Branch Call Number: J HAR
Characteristics: xiii, 253 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hilton, Kyle
Marlin, Lissy
Azam, Alec

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VaughanPLTracyMat Apr 13, 2018

A fast-paced book that is full of adventure, mischief and of course magic (but not to be confused with wizardry, sorcery, Harry Potter type of magic)! Not only do the characters perform various magic tricks and illusions, but the readers also get to learn how to do some of them! What I most love about this book, though, is the diversity and inclusiveness Neil Patrick Harris presents with the characters. For instance, this book features a same-sex couple and I am thrilled that Harris simply pointed it out and didn’t make a big deal out of it. He didn’t make them seem abnormal or different from the other couples and families in the story. Overall, a fantastic, entertaining read, and I’m excited to read the next book in the series!

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celestetrottier
Apr 11, 2018

Terrific start to a new series - I look forward to reading the rest of them. Loved the diverse cast of characters and the magic tips throughout.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

I love Neil Patrick Harris and was excited when I heard that he was writing a kids book. The Magic Misfits is a cute story that doesn't take long to finish and in fact is something that I think reluctant readers who enjoy reading. I love how the group of kids in the book come together and support each other. I also liked the humor of the book and the magic tricks that are spaced throughout that kids could learn to perform in real-life.

JCLChrisK Jan 16, 2018

Adventure, mystery, drama, and misdirection, combined with a humorously irreverent narration and a good number of tips for aspiring magicians. It's obvious Harris has spent his life around stories and knows how to tell them.

ksweet3 Jan 11, 2018

This book is great for the budding magician, as well as the budding reader who loves adventure. The main character, Carter, is a good kid that has experienced hard times, but he does not let those times tarnish his character. Anyone (young or young at heart) who picks up this book will enjoy it.

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celestetrottier
Apr 11, 2018

celestetrottier thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

OPL_KrisC Apr 06, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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