Nothing up my sleeve

by López, Diana,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 4 copies
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC LOPEZ
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From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed.

Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic shop in town and can't wait to spend their summer mastering cool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only back room bound to hold all kinds of secrets. And once they get in, they set their sights even higher: a huge competition at the end of the summer. They work on their card tricks, sleights, and vanishing acts, trying to come up with the most awesome routines possible....Problem is, the trip is expensive, and it's money that each guy's family just doesn't have.

To make things worse, the shop-owners' daughter, Ariel (who just so happens to be last year's competition winner), will do anything to make sure the boys don't come out on top. Even pit them against one another. Will they make it to the competition? And if so, at what cost?

Diana López, author of Confetti Girl and Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel , offers a story that's just the right mix of heart, high jinks, and a bit of magic.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When sixth-grade best friends Loop, Dominic, and Z stumble on a new magic store in town, they quickly decide to become amateur magicians and participate in a competition held by the Texas Association of Magicians. Their first step is perfecting tricks in order to gain entry to the store's secret vault, something that would be easier if Ariel, the seventh-grade daughter of the shop's owners, weren't so scornful of their skills. As the boys bicker good-naturedly about their magic, they also face challenges at home. Z is the youngest in his large family, always last and always in hand-me-downs; Dominic's divorced parents won't speak to each other; and Loop has learned that the man he thought was his father is in fact his stepfather. López (Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel) weaves magic tricks, the challenges of friendship and family, and healthy doses of humor into an upbeat coming-of-age story. The boys' easygoing banter is true to life, and details about their shared Latino background give the novel a strong sense of culture and place. Ages 8-12. Agent: Stefanie Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Magicians -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic tricks -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic tricks -- Fiction.
Magicians -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 385 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780316340878
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