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Three people find their lives in danger when a ghostly magician haunts them with visions of an extraordinary, deadly magic show he originally staged in 1908
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Michael Bedard is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-10 An elderly teacher finds a handbill for a magic show that she remembers from her youtha show that she feels was responsible for the death of her friend. It seems that another show is scheduled, and Miss Potts fears for the lives of this audience. With the help of Emily, one of her students, she discovers that the magician is a force of pure evil, and the two are able to thwart himthis time. Bedard's well-paced narrative is rich in language and riveting in tone: it brims with a sense of foreboding that is sustained throughout. The ending, which satisfactorily resolves the crisis for these characters, does not provide a solution for the future, thus continuing the disquieting tone. Transitions between chapters and subplotsEmily and her family, Miss Potts and the other lodgers, two other studentsare sometimes demanding, but the integration of these disparate elements into the novel is otherwise well handled. Particularly well done is the characterization of Emily's brother Albert, a monstrous toddler whose activities change the pace and often ease the tension of the main storyline. A well-crafted eerie novel that demands to be read again. David Gale, ``School Library Journal''
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Book Description Flare, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110380706113
Book Description Flare, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0380706113