The Vanishing Trick


About The Book

Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions ... but is everything as it seems, or is there magic at play?

Madame Augustina Pinchbeck, travels the country conjuring the spirits of dearly departed loved ones, for a price. Whilst her “medium” abilities are a game of smoke and mirrors, there is real magic behind this tricks, as the children in her employ know all too well.

Through a magical trade, the children have parted with an object they hold dear, in exchange for a promise from Madame Pinchbeck to use her powers to help them. But she has deceived them, instead using her dark magic to turn the children’s objects into vanishing cabinets that she can summon them from, and banish them to, at will., 

When Madame Pinchbeck attempts to steal young orphan Leander and make him part of her travelling show, events are set into motion that will see Leander and his stolen counterparts Charlotte and Felix, in a race against time to stop the trickster in her tracks and break her spell, before one of them vanishes forever…

About The Author

Jenni Spangler writes children’s books with a magical twist, she loves to take real and familiar places and events and add a layer of mystery and hocus-pocus. She had the good fortune to be selected for the first year of the ‘Write Mentor’ scheme and was mentored by Lindsay Galvin, author of The Secret Deep. Jenni lives in Staffordshire with her husband and two children. She loves old photographs, picture books and tea, but is wary of manhole covers following an unfortunate incident. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (April 30, 2020)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471190384
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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