The Vanishing Trick (Paperback)
  • The Vanishing Trick (Paperback)
  • The Vanishing Trick (Paperback)
  • The Vanishing Trick (Paperback)
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The Vanishing Trick (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 30/04/2020
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Waterstones Says

Boasting delightfully creepy artwork from Chris Mould, Jenni Spangler’s outstanding gothic chiller features a manipulative medium and a gang of plucky orphan children.

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for May 2020

Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions, where nothing is as it seems and magic is at play...

Leander is an orphan, making his way in the world on just his wits. So when he meets Madame Pinchbeck, a mysterious woman who promises to give him a job and a home in return for his mother’s precious locket, he leaps at the chance.

But Pinchbeck’s bargain isn’t a fair one. Instead she enchants the locket, turning it into a magical Cabinet and trapping Leander inside to be summoned and vanished at will.

And Leander isn’t the only child Pinchbeck has captured. Along with his new friends, Charlotte and Felix, Leander finds himself in a race against time to break Pinchbeck’s spell, before one of them vanishes forever...

A spellbinding debut from exciting new talent Jenni Spangler. Set to bewitch fans of Michelle Harrison, Emma Carroll and Sophie Anderson.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471190377
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Superlative… atmospheric and transporting, with illustrations by Chris Mould, this is a delectably spooky Victorian adventure.’ - The Guardian

‘Ghosts, gadgets, likeable villains and unlikely heroes: The Vanishing Trick is a dark and dazzling adventure’ – Emma Carroll, author of Letters From the Lighthouse & Secrets of a Sun King

‘A completely enthralling tale, oozing with atmosphere and originality’ – Catherine Doyle, author of Storm Keeper’s Island

‘Hugely original and thrilling. A thrilling page-turner. Madame Pinchbeck is a gloriously Dickensian villain’ – Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song

‘A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale – I adored it’ – Michelle Harrison, Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner and author of A Pinch of Magic

‘Jenni Spangler is the next big voice in children’s magical history novels’ – Lucy Powrie

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Liam Gormley

“It's one of the darkest, creepiest middle grade books I've read!”

Madame Pinchbeck is a truly horrifying villain, and I loved her mixture of showmanship, manipulation and control. It was done so cleverly that it would be quite believable (and almost as horrible) even without the... More

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“Chris Mould's eerie illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of this truly original, gothic Victorian fairytale”

The Vanishing Trick is a debut that stands out. The writing is atmospheric, the plot is twisty, the characters are distinct, and the black-and-white illustrations (from the illustrator of Matt Haig's The Truth... More

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snailycanflyy

“One of the most spine-tingling, gripping middle-grade books that I have ever read!”

Without a doubt, this is one of the most spine-tingling, gripping middle-grade books that I have ever read, and it's one that I'd urge all fans of a good mysterious and eerie tale to read!

I knew that... More

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