Synopses & Reviews
Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial,unmasked a bell thief, and stood at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets.
and#160;and#160;and#160;Now they are creating a magic showand#8212;a professional magic show, in their own backyard! They practice, they study, and they practice some more. And who shows up? Their father, who has done such a good job of disappearing over the past fewand#160;years.
and#160;and#160;and#160;Just as Evan and Jessie took on running a business inand#160;The Lemonadeand#160;Warand#160;and a court of law in The Lemonade Crime, in this fifth novel of the bestselling Lemonade War series, they take on the challenges of magic and illusion all while discovering someand#160;hidden truths about their own family. Anotherand#160;fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel by the author whom Books for Kids calls, "one of the best writers for the middle grades around."
Praise for The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower
“Lighthearted and . . . enlightening.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Will enthrall readers.”—Publishers Weekly
"This is an entertaining and offbeat outing, following cinematic convention . . . escalating things with cons within cons and subsequent counter-cons . . . [Readers will] relish the twists and turns."--The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"The details of the different scams are fascinating . . . Graff has created an original, dimensional heroine in Bernetta."--Booklist
"The characters are well drawn, and Bernetta's growing qualms of conscience are believable. Readers will appreciate the well-constructed plot and intriguing snippets of magic slipped in here and there."--School LIbrary Journal
"Graff successfully diverts the reader's attention in order to spring several surprises along the way while still making Bernetta a genuine and likable character."--The Horn Book
* "Zeroing in with uncommon perspicacity on the push-and-pull relationship between the two children...Davies casts them into a series of strenuous tests...Action and humor make the hard lessons go down easy."
--Kirkus, starred review
"The series' many fans won't want to miss this one."
The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me a story about spies, games, and friendship.
The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING--TODAY
That's how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh-bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies--and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer's requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?
-Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike.- --NPR
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more
From the critically acclaimed author of A Tangle of Knots comes a humorous story full of heart, courage and a touch of magic.
Bernettas summer couldnt be going any worse.First her ex-best friend frames her for starting a cheating ring in their private school that causes Bernetta to lose her scholarship for 7th grade. Even worse, Bernettas parents dont believe shes innocent, and forbid her from performing at her fathers magic club. Now Bernetta must take immediate action if she hopes to raise $9,000 for tuition. But thats a near impossible task with only three months until school. Enter Gabe, a boy con-artist whos willing to team up with Bernetta to raise the money. But only if shes willing to use her talent for magic to scheme her way to success.
Sixth-grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name Eddie Red,and#160;becomes the NYPDand#8217;s secret weaponand#160;to catch a mastermind art thief on New York Cityand#8217;s Museum Mile.
andquot;Bound to be a series that will appeal to fans of fast-paced mysteries.andquot; andmdash;SLJand#160;Not many sixth-graders work undercover for the NYPD, but Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name Eddie Red, is not just any sixth-grader. A andldquo;near-death ice cream experienceandrdquo; lands him as a material witness in the police station with his dad, where the NYPD first discovers Eddieand#39;s photographic memory and uncanny sketch-artist abilities. Things get dangerous when Eddie is recruited to help track down the infamous Picasso Gang thatandrsquo;s casing NYCand#39;s famous Museum Mile. Look for the sequel on p. 53!
A magic show, card tricks, and a disappearing rabbit named Professor Hoffmanandmdash;the Treski kids are at it again as they try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane. But nothing prepares them for what blows into town next: their long-lost dad.
About the Author
Lisa Graff is the author of Absolutely Almost, A Tangle of Knots, Double Dog Dare, Umbrella Summer, The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, The Thing About Georgie and Sophie Simon Solves Them All. A former children's book editor, she's now a full-time writer and adjunct professor. Originally from California, she lived for many years in New York City and now makes her home just outside of Philadelphia. You can visit her online at www.lisagraff.com.