Aylea Stephens


Excellent, Primary, Kate Egan, Magician Mike Lane, Eric Wight, Magic, Magicians, School Problems, Friendship, Bullies

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Book Review


Mike wonders if something is wrong with him. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t sit still and focus. When he finds an old joke shop one day, he realizes that this shop also sells supplies for magicians. The owner of the shop, Mr. Zerlin, promises to teach Mike a trick if he can answer a riddle for him. When Mike shows off his first magic trick at school, most of the kids are impressed and he feels more popular than he ever has before. His new hobby also helps his make friends with his new neighbor, Nora, and deal with a bully. Magic is changing his world, but he can’t help but wonder if there’s magic beyond just the tricks he is learning.