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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!)
Paperback, 288 pages
Published on September 4, 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316355577
ISBN-13: 9780316355575
11 Book Reviews
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  • madisonann
    madisonannMonday, January 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm55 stars
    I totaly agree with you this is a AWSOME BOOK and the second one is even better. If there was more than 5 stars I woluld give it.
    • toono
      toonoMonday, January 13, 2020 at 1:36 pm55 stars
      one of my top three favorite books of all time. It's sad ,funny and wrote by my favorite actor (Neil Patrick Harris.) definitely think that if you like magic you will love this book!
      • abiyo
        abiyoTuesday, November 19, 2019 at 8:26 am
        I love this book. The love the heart and funny things.
        • hoodie
          hoodieThursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:05 pm55 stars
          It's about Carter and his parents disappear mysteriously and A relative named Uncle sly Adopts him and he runs away to mineral wells a Town and he meats a lots of misfits.
          • reader2009
            reader2009Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 5:04 pm55 stars
            This was a great book and it touched my heart in many ways. It taught you to be thankful for what you have, especially your family and friends.
            • AaronL.Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:51 am
              This book was so amazing!!! You just get so interested. At first, you'll get bored, but as you start reading it, there comes what my friends say, "The juicy stuff!". There are just so many twists and turns with some scary things added to knock your goosebumps right out! I highly recommend this to people who are starting or hate books. So I hate books, now I feel more interested in the book and it's like a whole new world.
              • Percy.JSunday, January 6, 2019 at 8:54 pm
                This book is amazing. At one moment things are getting scary and then it just turns out to be a trick or nothing at all. A part I liked was that it had some cool magic tricks in it. Through action, sadness, humor and much more, this book tells an amazing story.
                • cherryblossom99Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:53 am
                  • Miss kk446sTuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:52 am
                    I loved this book!!!!!!😹😹😹
                    • mrskull99
                      mrskull99Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am55 stars
                      really good loved it awesome book and u can learn cool magic tricks from it so its really good i would want to buy it