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Nothing Up My Sleeve (Hardback)
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Nothing Up My Sleeve (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 29/12/2016
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When best friends Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon Conjuring Cats, a new magic shop in town, they know just how they'll spend their summer vacation -- mastering cool tricks so they can gain access to The Vault, a keyholders-only back room that is bound to hold all kinds of secrets! And once they get in, they set their sights even higher: the Texas Association of Magicians' amateur close-up competition at the end of the summer.

The problem is, the trip to the competition is expensive, and it's money that each boy's family just doesn't have. Plus, the shop owners' daughter Ariel -- an all-too-confident girl their age who just so happens to be last year's winner -- will do anything to make sure the boys don't come out on top. Will they make it to the competition? And if so, at what cost?

Diana Lopez's heartwarming, kid-friendly middle grade stories featuring dynamic Latino characters have made her a house favorite. Nothing Up My Sleeve's themes of friendship, family dynamics, and competition will strongly relate with young readers, and Diana's obvious love for the intricacies of real tricks and magicians through history add a thrilling extra layer.

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316340878
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 452 g
Dimensions: 201 x 145 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel: A VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers Pick2nd Place Winner of the 2014 NACCS Tejas Award for Young Adult FictionA Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Book of 2014 Selection
"A funny and heartfelt story... Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, Lopez crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully." -"Kirkus Reviews"
"Lopez (Choke) skillfully balances emotional moments with humorous ones, offering an honest portrait of a family under strain. Chia's clever, cheeky voice and a strong cast contribute to an inspiring story about developing "a special kind of bravery."-"Publishers Weekly""
Praise for Confetti Girl:
"This debut novel puts at its center a likable girl facing realistic problems on her own terms.""-Booklist"
"An appealing coming-of-age novel set in a traditional Mexican-American town."- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Lopez delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times."- "Publishers Weekly""
"Diana Lopez manages to perfectly balance the wonder and art of illusion with the utterly realistic voices of middle grade characters. That is a magic trick unto itself!"--Wendy Mass, author of the New York Times bestseller The Candymakers
Praise for Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel: A VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers Pick2nd Place Winner of the 2014 NACCS Tejas Award for Young Adult FictionA Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Book of 2014 Selection
"A funny and heartfelt story... Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, Lopez crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully." -Kirkus Reviews
"Lopez (Choke) skillfully balances emotional moments with humorous ones, offering an honest portrait of a family under strain. Chia's clever, cheeky voice and a strong cast contribute to an inspiring story about developing "a special kind of bravery."-Publishers Weekly
Praise for Confetti Girl:
"This debut novel puts at its center a likable girl facing realistic problems on her own terms."-Booklist
"An appealing coming-of-age novel set in a traditional Mexican-American town."- Kirkus Reviews
"Lopez delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times."- Publishers Weekly

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