The Magicians of Elephant County (Hardcover)

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By Adam Perry, Adam Perry (Illustrator)
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Description


The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris meets Disney’s Hocus Pocus in this rollicking illustrated middle grade novel about two aspiring magicians who stumble upon real magic in their small town.

Best friends Duncan Reyes and Emma Gilbert want to be as great as Harry Houdini someday. But when they discover that their neighborhood witch is more than just a local legend, their dreams of stardom quickly turn into a nightmare.

After they (accidentally) steal the witch’s magic wand, the duo uses it to put on an impossible new act—which draws even more dangerous foes to town in search of their secret. How are these two friends supposed to defeat the powerful dark forces threatening their town? Well, it may just take some sleight-of-hand, a bit of magic…and (allegedly) a little destruction of public property.

The Magicians of Elephant County is told through alternating chapters of Duncan’s and Emma’s hilarious witness testimony—and is paired with full-page artwork of evidence—as local police try to expose the truth about what really happened in Elephant County.

Perfect for fans of Natalie Lloyd, Tom Angleberger, and Chris Grabenstein, this debut novel is sure to dazzle young readers and deliver one surprise after another like only the best magic tricks can!

About the Author


Adam Perry lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has worked as an amateur magician, amusement park mascot, cartoonist, creative director, and now an author. When he isn’t writing, he loves practicing new illusions on his wife and two sons, who are rarely fooled. His debut novel is The Magicians of Elephant County. Visit him at www.adamperrybooks.com.

Adam Perry lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has worked as an amateur magician, amusement park mascot, cartoonist, creative director, and now an author. When he isn’t writing, he loves practicing new illusions on his wife and two sons, who are rarely fooled. His debut novel is The Magicians of Elephant County. Visit him at www.adamperrybooks.com.

Praise For…


“Readers will be utterly enchanted by this debut novel! The hilarious, tightly-plotted story will take them on a thrilling magical ride. I loved it!”
— Jodi Kendall, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City

“Very funny!”
— Kelly Yang, award-winning author of Front Desk

“Page-turning gold. Heavily steeped in magic trick details and action, Perry’s debut novel will attract a wide audience.”
— School Library Journal

“A clever and charming story about friendship and magic.”
— ALA Booklist

“A classic good-vs.-evil romp. The conscious consideration given to the class differential between Duncan and Emma is just one of the novel’s many grace notes. Behind the fun there are thoughtful and subtle meditations on socio-economic class, bullying, and family relationships to boot.”
— Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062795359
ISBN-10: 006279535X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Pages: 384
Language: English