Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Return of Abracadabra by Michael Dahl
This is the second in the series about Hocus Pocus Hotel. I reviewed the first one here: Hocus Pocus Hotel.
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of the second book from Capstone (thank you). It is being published this month, so watch for it.
I enjoy reading about the magic tricks they do and how they work. What seems magical is usually an illusion of some form.
The master magician Abracadabra has returned to his hotel and decides to offer a magic show with competition. His greatest rival shows up to participate and wins. This sets the stage for a private competition between the two of them. The winner takes all. It takes more than just magic tricks to prove the real winner, though. That's where Charlie and Ty fit in.
This author knows his subject matter and uses it well in his stories. I also enjoy the friendship between old and young that's portrayed. Children and elders have a lot to teach others in life and Mr. Dahl shows you how it can work.
This an enjoyable read that any young reader should enjoy. Anyone interested in magic tricks will especially be attracted. And check out the website for this series. They have a magic trick video on there for card tricks!