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Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure (2012)

by Lissa Evans(Favorite Author)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 4
1402798709 (ISBN13: 9781402798702)
Sterling Children's Books
Stuart Horten
review 1: A gem of a book that combines a compulsively readable story, intriguing puzzles, well-conceived characters, and a thoroughly satisfying conclusion. Even better than the first volume of the series, which set the bar high. The plot engages the reader's brain throughout, offering inventive solutions to the problems that Stuart and his friends the Kingley triplets face. The minor characters are well-crafted with a lot of depth, and Stuart's dad has some of the wittiest dialog to be found in a children's book. This is a read that brings smile after smile for adults or children.
review 2: Just as much fun as the first Stuart Horten book, which is a feat in sequels, really. The book begins almost immediately after the previous leaves off (within 2 weeks) and Stua
... morert and April haven't had any of those sudden inexplicable bursts of growth that sometimes happen in a second book written some time after the first. The type of adventure is somewhat different from the previous installment, but the puzzles have the same feel to them and are just as much fun to read and to follow along with. It's impossible to tell whether Evans plans to continue with more adventures in Beeton, or whether this is all there will be for Stuart and April. It would be too bad if there were no further novels along this line, but I can certainly understand that there's only so far she can go with Great Uncle Tony's magic. Worth reading and visually the books are both quite nice. less
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Very interesting book. I WISH THERE WAS A THIRD IN THE SERIES!!!! :)
Wasn't as good as the first, but still a lot of fun.
My kids loved this one as much as the first!
couldnt get into it as much as the first one
Great continuation of Stuart's journey.
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