Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"The Magician's Bird"

New from Katherine Tegen Books: The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery by Emily Fairlie.

About the book, from the publisher:
Tips for solving an old murder mystery at your school

By Laurie Madison, Bud Wallace, and Misti Pinkerton, rising seventh graders
  • Avoid nosy tour groups led by your crazy princi"pal"'s even crazier wife. Feign illness if necessary.
  • Think creatively. A glue gun is useful for more than just bedazzling.
  • Always hire backup (little sisters are good for this).
  • Be prepared to witness—and maybe even make happen—some legitimate, old-fashioned magic.
Bud and Laurie return to solve another mystery at Tuckernuck Hall. But this mystery is much more serious than a treasure hunt—their beloved school founder, Maria Tutweiler, has been accused of murdering Marchetti the Magician!

Can Bud and Laurie—with the help of enthusiastic Misti and evil but useful Calliope—prove Maria Tutweiler's innocence? Or will Tuckernuck Hall be closed down for good?

In this sequel to The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Emily Fairlie blends lists, notes, and classic prose to tell a story that sings with humor, suspense, and magic.
Visit Emily Fairlie's website.

--Marshal Zeringue