By Matt Myklusch
Book Source: provided for review
Book Status: Available May 7
This book is about a boy named Joey. He is very, very good at standardized tests. He scored perfect scores on all of them! So he goes to New York to get PMAP which is, in the kid world, the What-am- I-gonna-be-when-I-grow-up test. Oh and he’s going to a special (year round) school!! When he gets to the test building he takes an alternate test, a magic test!! At the end he’s transported to an alternate dimension where a theatre, The Majestic Theatre, still stands even though on earth it burnt down in a tragic fire. The Majestic is the home of the best magician after Houdini and Merlin, Redondo The Magnificent. He was hiding all 20 years he was missing because of the tragic fire in the Majestic Theatre and he was tricked into thinking his assistant Grayson Manchester had been killed ( mr. Gray is the guy at the PMAP building by the way). Redondo holds the wand of Houdini, has cancer, and is reluctant to take on an assistant. But Joey persuades him to take on an assistant, an heir to the wand. So he decides to start a contest of the most magical kid out of three, Leonora, Shazad, sand of corse, Joey! Plus——— SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!! Oops!
I recommend this book to 3rd+ grades. And kids who like magic!