Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Horten's Incredible Illusions By Lissa Evans....review and giveaway


Just when height-challenged Stuart Horten thinks his big adventure is over he discovers that Great-Uncle Tony has left behind yet another mystery:he's hidden his will, and his magic tricks are the clues to its location!  As Stuart tries to find the long-lost document and outwit a nefarious newcomer who's also after it, the tricks suddenly transport him (with triplets April, May, and June in tow) far away from Beeton.  The foursome must use their smarts to solve even trickier puzzles to get home-or risk losing everything-in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud middle-grade sequel.  


Big guy, now 8, was super excited to get another book to review.  Big guy goes through books like some kids go through candy and as soon as this book arrived it was game on.  The first night of reading he came downstairs and his thoughts on the book were that there was A LOT of magic and that it made good pictures in his mind.  I love a book that paints good visual imagery so I was excited to hear that not only did this book do that but that he recognized it.  Two nights of reading before bed later he brought the book to me long after he should have been asleep.  "I'm done with the book, can we write the review?"  he asked.  Me, staring at him through slits, tucked deep into my bed replied "tomorrow".  So we sat down the next day and chatted.  He gave the book two thumbs up and would definitely recommend it to a friend to read.  Having not read the first book I think it took him a little while to get in to the story but once he was in he was hooked.  This book was outside his normal genre of non-fiction and historical fiction so I was happy he enjoyed something a little different.  We are keeping this book on the bookshelf in Big Guy's room because he said it's a book he would read again on a rainy day.  That, to me, is a positive review right there.  

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42 comments:

Ladette Kerr said...

Would love to win this for my children! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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aLilLacey said...

No i have not read the other horten book but these sound like really fun reads.

Anonymous said...

have not read....mamotts

Audra Weathers said...

No, I've not read the other book yet. They sound great though.

Jennifer Rogers said...

No, I have not read the other Horton Book!. They look great for kids!
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Amy V said...

no i've never read the other book but i think my daughter would love it!

Amanda Freeman said...

I haven't read the book, but it looks really great!

Amanda Freeman said...

I haven't read the book, but it looks really great!

Anonymous said...

No , I haven't read any books by this author yet. This book sounds very interesting and i'm sure my kids would love it!

HannahAchrissmile said...

no I havent read any of these books

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gail said...

no i have not
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pmj said...

I haven't read the other book yet.
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Tamar said...

Never have, but sounds cool :)

Amanda said...

Nope, I have never read this. But, I would love to.

Michele P. said...

I haven't read any of these books, and asked my 10 yr old and she hasn't at school... but she has heard of these books/author.

amanda said...

never even heard of the book before.
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Diane52 said...

Would love to share this with my children
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jamie tucker said...

no i have not read the book previous to this one. hopefully if this one is good i will get the other ones. i love book series

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Lana Bradstream said...

I've never read it

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Nichole Bentley said...

Haven't read, but would love to!!

skkorman said...

No, I've never read it!

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Sunnie said...

I have not heard of them, but I know my oldest would love it!
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heather abbe said...

I have not read it yet.

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Michelle B said...

No i have not read the other book.

Teresa Thompson said...

Havent read the other books.

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I haven't read any of these books....yet!

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willdebbie said...

No I have not. This is a first time hearing about it for me
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susansmoaks said...

this is the first i have heard about it, but i would love to win
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Jenny18286 said...

No, I haven't read any of those books yet

AEKZ2 said...

I haven't read the other book yet.

RE said...

I haven't read the book.

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Nicole C. said...

No, I haven't, but would love too.

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