Vanishing Acts (Hardcover)

By Leslie Margolis

Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, 9781599905365, 225pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2012



When a movie starring tween heartthrob Seth Ryan starts filming in Park Slope, everyone gets movie mania-including Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair. Though her plans to become a movie extra don't quite work out, Maggie manages to capture Seth's attention and he seeks her out at the Pizza Den to talk. But just when Maggie's life is feeling like a romantic comedy, Seth disappears Everyone thinks he's been kidnapped, but Maggie knows better. . . .

This young Nancy Drew is back, along with her twin brother and dog-walking business, in a second mystery that shines a spotlight on her super-sleuth skills. Leslie Margolis's pitch-perfect tween voice will leave fans begging for more of this loveable heroine.

About the Author

Leslie Margolis is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including the Annabelle Unleashed books: Boys Are Dogs, Girls Acting Catty, and Everybody Bugs Out. She lives with her family in Park Slope, Brooklyn-which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn

Praise For Vanishing Acts

PRAISE FOR GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, THE FIRST MAGGIE BROOKLYN MYSTERY: “This is my kind of book! . . . Lots of twists and turns—and chilling suspense.”
—R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
 “Well-crafted. . . . When this dog walker turned detective returns, she’ll be welcome.”
—The Horn Book
“Maggie is a friendly and thoughtful narrator with a sharply logical mind; readers . . . will appreciate her intellect and bravery, and applaud her success.”
—Publishers Weekly