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The Marvelwood Magicians /

by Zahler, Diane [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 188 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781629797243; 1629797243.Subject(s): Telepathy -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Circus -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Telepathy -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Circus -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: An eleven-year-old from a family that possesses unique magical abilities joins a traveling circus with an evil ringmaster who steals talents, forcing her to choose between forfeiting her powers and sacrificing her family.
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Eleven-year-old Mattie Marvelwood comes from a family of traveling performers. Her dad is an illusionist; her mom is a fortune-teller; her brother has a vanishing act; and she herself is a mind-reader. But the Marvelwoods have a deep secret. <br> <br> The acts they perform at carnivals, fairs, and circuses are not just acts. Their powers are real. In all their wanderings, the Marvelwoods have never met another performer with gifts like theirs--until they join Master Morogh's Circus of Wonders! But it turns out that Master Morogh's true talent is stealing the gifts of others. When he steals Mattie's brother's vanishing ability, the family has a big decision to make. Do they run, leaving Bell's gift behind to save the rest of them, or risk exposure by trying to beat the duplicitous ringmaster at his own game?

An eleven-year-old from a family that possesses unique magical abilities joins a traveling circus with an evil ringmaster who steals talents, forcing her to choose between forfeiting her powers and sacrificing her family.

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Eleven-year-old Mattie (who can read minds by touching another person) and her magical mixed-race traveling family join Master Morogh's Circus of Wonders. They soon discover that the sinister ringmaster has the ability to steal talents. Despite some moralizing, the story features eerie suspense and a pleasingly diverse cast of kind and helpful circus characters that behave like family. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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