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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!)
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on November 21, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316391824
ISBN-13: 9780316391825
7 Book Reviews
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  • 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
          Awsooome!!!!!
          • 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
              • pieasaurusrex21
                pieasaurusrex21Monday, January 1, 2018 at 7:41 pm55 stars
                This book was fun to read, and had a great plot. Although I believe it could have one improvement, this was a great book, and I highly recommend it.