A Magical Mystery
By Graeme Base
(Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9780810972452, 48pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
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Bestseller Graeme Base harks back to his classic New York Times bestselling solve-the-mystery story The Eleventh Hour in an all-new book that will “puzzle” and entice young readers.
Enter a magical world in this warm, funny, and enduring story about the special relationship between a grandson and his grandpa—and their love for magic.
Bertie Badger loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians’ props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show? This clever book will engage readers as they are challenged to solve the mystery along with Bertie, discovering where the missing props have gone by using a decoder included with the book that reveals the mystery. Graeme Base, creator of Animalia and many bestselling and beloved books for children, conjures up an inventive, irresistible tale. F&P level: S