Stranger things have happened
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Ada Public Library||Y STR (Text)||33500012473377||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1492645397 (paperback : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781492645399 (paperback : alk. paper)
- Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, 
|Summary, etc.:||Fifteen-year-old Marcus tries to uphold the honor of his beloved great-grandfather, aka Zachary the Stupendous, by performing a daring magic trick involving a disappearing shark.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 March #1
*Starred Review* Until the sudden death of his beloved mentor and great-grandpaâZachary the Stupendous, as he had been known in his stage magician daysâthe strangest thing that had ever happened to 15-year-old Marcus was being bitten by two parakeets at age seven. Now, following the rash acceptance of a wager to perform the most astounding magic trick ever, the grieving teen finds himself, in rapid succession, threatened with death by creepy magician Sinister Seamus; uncharacteristically calling out a trio of hulking bullies; assaulted by a pair of armed thugs, because a quixotic new classmate fancies himself a masked crime fighter; and, most dizzying of all, being unexpectedly kissed by just-friend Kimberly. So all Marcus has to do is defend himself from serious injury with card tricks, cope with a massive case of stage fright, and keep from saying or doing something stupid to alienate the equally flustered Kimberly. That's not to mention the various technical challenges involved in, as it turns out, making a live shark disappear on stage. As he did in The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever (2016), Strand flings a visionary, if impulsive, protagonist into encounters that simultaneously test his mettle and leave readers weak with laughter. The card-trick strategy may meet with mixed success, but Marcus is enough of a winner to earn both admiration and enthusiastic applause. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
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