The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers

Author(s): Pseudonymous Bosch; Shane Pangburn (Illustrator)

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

From the author of the bestselling Secret Series comes this funny chapter-book mystery about a third-grade magician and the wisecracking rabbit who is the secret brains behind his act. Nine-year-old Oliver dreams of being a professional magician, but he gets stage fright whenever he performs and ends up forgetting his tricks. Much to his dismay, his friends Teenie and Bea have gotten him invited to a classmate's birthday party as the paid entertainment! Desperately hoping for help with his act, he visits The Great Zoocheeni's Magic Emporium, but Zoocheeni sneeringly refuses to teach him a single trick or sell him any props other than a moth-eaten top hat. Oliver is in for a lucky surprise, though. Inside that top hat hides a wisecracking rabbit named Benny, who agrees to help Oliver impress at the party. Little does Oliver know that he'll also end up accused of theft and needing to solve the mystery of the missing robo-cat to clear his own name before he and Benny can perform their grand finale. Each book in the series is named for a classic magic trick (e.g. The Four Burglars, The Rope Trick, Sawed in Half, etc.) and contains a simple mystery story inspired by the trick. Every time Oliver performs, something goes wrong, but with the help of his rabbit, Benny, and the twin girls, Teenie and Bea, Oliver always sets things right in the end. A magic trick may go astray but a mystery never goes unsolved.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780525552321
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Dial
  • : 0.355616
  • : May 2019
  • : .5 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 7.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pseudonymous Bosch; Shane Pangburn (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 192