The Second Story (Magic Misfits, #2)
Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals won't be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe--but can they still protect themselves in the process?Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a new fan of stage magic or a longtime expert at illusion, Magic Misfits is sure to delight even more than sawing your assistant in half!...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers:WHERE? A sleepy town in New England and the magic shop there, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor.WHO? Carter, who makes cards and coins vanish. Leila, who escapes from trunks and straitjackets. Theo, who levitates with the aid of his violin bow. Ridley, who invents and transforms everyday objects. And of course twins Olly and Izzy, who make everyone laugh.WHY? Because together, these six Magical Misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets.(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. 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!)

The Second Story (Magic Misfits, #2) Details

TitleThe Second Story (Magic Misfits, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 25th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780316391856
Rating
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy

The Second Story (Magic Misfits, #2) Review

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    January 1, 1970
    omg this cover is everything I wanted and more!
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    January 1, 1970
    OMG I love this cover! The colors just pop! I need it on my shelf YESTERDAY!
  • Billie
    January 1, 1970
    This series continues to delight, in no small part because of Neil Patrick Harris's distinctive voice. Also: Magic! Secret codes! Adventure! Danger! Friendship! Animals!Where the first book focused on Carter, this second volume turns its attention to Leila, the adopted daughter of Dante Vernon and his husband. When a stranger from Dante's past shows up unexpectedly, she offers Leila an opportunity to perform her escapist skills for an audience as well as possibly providing Leila with some answer This series continues to delight, in no small part because of Neil Patrick Harris's distinctive voice. Also: Magic! Secret codes! Adventure! Danger! Friendship! Animals!Where the first book focused on Carter, this second volume turns its attention to Leila, the adopted daughter of Dante Vernon and his husband. When a stranger from Dante's past shows up unexpectedly, she offers Leila an opportunity to perform her escapist skills for an audience as well as possibly providing Leila with some answers about why she was left at the orphanage and who left her there. But, as with all mysterious strangers from the past, there may be more to her sudden appearance than meets the eye.Any kid who loves magic (of the Abracadabra not Wingardium Leviosa variety) or puzzle solving or friendship or monkeys will enjoy spending time with Leila and Carter and the other Misfits.
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  • Zayda (Babybibliophile)
    January 1, 1970
    What an amazing read! I am utterly shocked and still recovering from the thrill of reading this book!Picking up from where the first book left off, this story follows my favourite side character, Leila Vernon. I was so happy to learn more about Leila and her story which is so interesting. Many unanswered questions about Leila are revealed in this book! And just like the first one, this book is full of laughs and plenty of magic! Brace yourself for the surprise at the end of the book; I was not p What an amazing read! I am utterly shocked and still recovering from the thrill of reading this book!Picking up from where the first book left off, this story follows my favourite side character, Leila Vernon. I was so happy to learn more about Leila and her story which is so interesting. Many unanswered questions about Leila are revealed in this book! And just like the first one, this book is full of laughs and plenty of magic! Brace yourself for the surprise at the end of the book; I was not prepared...Little Brown Young Readers sent me an advanced copy of this book. Sadly, the magic tricks and riddles that I loved so much in the first book are missing from this one. NPH is saving them for the final copy which comes out this fall. I will definitely be getting myself a copy!
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  • Yapha
    January 1, 1970
    A continuation of the first book in the series, this time told from Laila's point of view. It gives more of her back story with new adventures for the gang. Includes codes and magic tricks like the first one. I recommend reading the series in order. For grades 3 & up.ARC provided by publisher.
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