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Young Houdini: The Magician's Fire. By Simon Nicholson

Young Harry Houdini spends his days chaining himself to train tracks and teetering on wires high above the city with his two best friends, Arthur and Billie. But when Harry's friend and magical mentor, Herbie, disappears, the three friends band together, determined to rescue the beloved magician.

With nothing more than a mysterious puff of purple smoke, an ominous threat, and a menacing Bulgarian for evidence, Harry, Arthur, and Billie embark on a dangerously thrilling investigation that pushes their skill, and friendship, to the limits. But can Harry find Herbie before it's too late?

Young Houdini The Magician’s Fire is the first book in the Young Houdini series by Simon Nicholson. It’s an action packed mystery for middle graders…mysterious till the very end. Will the friends be able to solve the mystery and save the day?

I just read another book (Somebody In The Bus Is Going To Be Famous) and it was inevitable I compared the writing style. I found this one much more targeted to the age group (perhaps it would appeal even a bit of a younger demographic).

The book will appeal to the fans of Harry Potter. And the series is bound to be a favourite amongst the younger readers.


4 out of 5 Sukasa Stars

Somebody On This Bus Is Going To Be Famous is published by Sourcebooks and distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books.

Review by
@ShilpaRaikar for @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle)