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The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog

The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog

2014 ILA/CBC Children's Choices List

Bank Street's 2014 Best Children's Books

Peter Lubinsky, who doesn’t even like dogs, suddenly finds himself compelled to adopt a scraggly white mutt from the local shelter. It turns out that The Dog, as Peter dubs him, can talk and do magic! But he needs Peter’s help to rescue his former master. In exchange, The Dog will teach Peter enough magic to bring his father home from the Middle East, where he is deployed with the air force. So Peter embarks on an incredible adventure, flying through the air to the magician’s fantastic mansion: a wonderland of childhood delights, including a nonstop carnival with rides, games, and prizes. But as Peter’s magical power grows, he finds himself filled with dark anger. Is he turning evil?

A bedroom full of dinosaur fossils, a waiter who was formerly a mouse, and an epic battle of magicians add thrills galore to this fantasy about the power of enchantment and love.

 

Reviews

It’s a story with heart, hope, and a big imagination. While exploring feelings of loss, anger, and selfishness, Frances Sackett writes an endearing tale of friendship and family.
 

Holiday House - October 1, 2013

ISBN-13: 9780823428694 (Hardcover)

ISBN-10: 0823428699