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The Boy in the Box: Master Melville's Medicine Show

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Publisher Comments:

Aside from his obsession with juggling, twelve-year-old Sullivan Mintz is as average as they come--until the night he glimpses a mysterious horse-drawn caravan outside his window and decides to follow it. He is thrilled to find an old-fashioned medicine show, with performers who are all his age. But thrill turns quickly to dread when he steps onstage for the magic act only to wake up trapped inside the caravan. As Sullivan meets the other kids and is given a chance to perform alongside them, his panic gives way to curiosity. Will he plot his escape and return to his safe but boring family? Or could being kidnapped turn out to be the best thing that has ever happened to him? Perfect for middle grade boys, here is a humorous, magic- and suspense-filled story of a kid who finds an unexpected second life with a sinister yet strangely alluring traveling medicine show.

Synopsis:

A charming, humor- and heart-filled middle grade story of a misfit boy who finds an unexpected second life after being kidnapped by a colorful traveling medicine show.

Synopsis:

Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee--stinkbug pie. So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet expects the case to be as easy as pie. But Billy's disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman. If Chet doesn't solve the case fast, the entire school could be humiliated. Worst of all, Chet might not get his fee. And Chet's hungry. . . . and#8226;The first book in a zany new series that combines mystery with humor and#8226;A hip, character-based story and amusing illustrations in a fun format for middle grade readers

Synopsis:

Twist it once, you're horned and haired;

Twist it twice and fangs are bared;

Twist it thrice? No one has dared!

and#160;
Russell is sure that the ring he gets at Mr. Elives' shop is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway--and becomes a monster!
and#160;
Includes an author's note.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Magic Shop 1

With a Twist of the Ring... 9

The Battle in the Cafeteria 16

Russell v. His Father's Mouth 25

Eddie's Revenge 31

Double Whammy 39

Russell Goes Berserk 47

The Beast Within 54

The Third Twist of the Ring 62

Russell to the Rescue 70

Partners 76

Return to the Magic Shop 83

Home Run 93

Epilogue 99

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR 103

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547752686
Author:
Fagan, Cary
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Coville, Bruce
Author:
Offermann, Andrea
Author:
Hale, Bruce
Author:
Milford, Kate
Author:
Coville, Katherine
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Magic Shop Book
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by ,
A charming, humor- and heart-filled middle grade story of a misfit boy who finds an unexpected second life after being kidnapped by a colorful traveling medicine show.
"Synopsis" by ,
Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee--stinkbug pie. So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet expects the case to be as easy as pie. But Billy's disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman. If Chet doesn't solve the case fast, the entire school could be humiliated. Worst of all, Chet might not get his fee. And Chet's hungry. . . . and#8226;The first book in a zany new series that combines mystery with humor and#8226;A hip, character-based story and amusing illustrations in a fun format for middle grade readers

"Synopsis" by ,
Twist it once, you're horned and haired;

Twist it twice and fangs are bared;

Twist it thrice? No one has dared!

and#160;
Russell is sure that the ring he gets at Mr. Elives' shop is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway--and becomes a monster!
and#160;
Includes an author's note.

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