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The minor third. #3 / by Neil Patrick Harris & Alec Azam ; story artistry by Lissy Marlin ; how-to magic art by Kyle Hilton.

Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973- (author.). Azam, Alec, (author.). Marlin, Lissy, (illustrator.). Hilton, Kyle, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J HAR (Text) 33500013129259 New Available -
Fosston Public Library J HAR (Text) 33500013129267 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316391870
  • ISBN: 0316391875
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
New member Emily helps the Magic Misfits when a ventriloquist with a dastardly plan comes to town.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    Mineral Wells continues to be a hotbed of criminal activity, as vengeful Kalagan targets his hometown with yet another plot—this time with the Magic Misfits as its intended victims. This third mystery unfolds from talented violinist and levitator Theo's perspective and touches on themes of individuality, camaraderie, and family. The Misfits' rehearsals for the annual talent show aren't going smoothly, and they only worsen when someone begins sowing discord among the group of friends. All signs point to a visiting ventriloquist, who may be another former member of Kalagan and Dante Vernon's (Misfit Leila's father) magician crew. As personal tensions grow among the Misfits, Theo also contends with pressure from his family to focus more on music, as well as the fluttering confusion of a first crush. Series fans will welcome the insight into Theo's life, in addition to a revelation about Kalagan and Mr. Vernon's falling out. Illustrations and magic trick tutorials help break up the story's fraught moments as the Misfits puzzle out their latest case and endeavor to save their friendships. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 July #1
    Actor Harris brings his passion for stage magic to his delightful middle-grade debut. Carter has lived a hardscrabble life with his uncle, an unkind man who teaches him to use slight-of-hand tricks to steal. An unwilling accomplice to these thefts, Carter runs away to Mineral Wells, where he meets jovial Mr. Vernon and five kids with a talent for magic. After spending an evening at B. B. Bosso's Carnival, the five "Magic Misfits" realize that Bosso is planning a major theft, and Carter devises a plan to bring Bosso's criminal operation down. Magic is a key ingredient to this book's success, both as an art form and component of belonging. Carter sees his jaded attitude transformed through his friendship with the Magic Misfits, a wonderfully diverse group of talented oddballs. Harris employs a conversational narrator that periodically breaks from the story to address the reader, often instructing them in how to perform a magic trick. The approachable length and lively, funny writing will ensure this book, the first in a series, performs its own vanishing act from shelves. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kids are sure to be dazzled by the publisher's six-figure marketing and publicity campaign, not to mention NPH's recent stint in The Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix series. Take heed. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Neil Patrick Harris is an accomplished actor, producer, director, host, author, husband, and father of magical twins. Harris also served as President of the Academy of Magical Arts from 2011-2014. His memoir, Choose Your Own Autobiography, was a New York Times bestseller. The New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series is his middle grade debut.

Subject: Magic tricks > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Ventriloquism > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Gay fathers > Juvenile fiction.
Magic tricks > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Ventriloquism > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Gay fathers > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Gay fathers.
Magic tricks.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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