The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

By Neil Patrick Harris
Read by Neil Patrick Harris  and Christina Hendricks

The Magic Misfits Series: Book 2

5.58 Hours 09/25/2018 unabridged
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From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling series with even more tricks up its sleeve! Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist—a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals won’t be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe—but can they still protect themselves in the process? Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you’re a new fan of stage magic or a longtime expert at illusion, Magic Misfits is sure to delight even more than sawing your assistant in half! …have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers: WHERE? A sleepy town in New England and the magic shop there, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon—the gang’s caped and top-hatted mentor. WHO? Carter, who makes cards and coins vanish. Leila, who escapes from trunks and straitjackets. Theo, who levitates with the aid of his violin bow. Ridley, who invents and transforms everyday objects. And of course twins Olly and Izzy, who make everyone laugh. WHY? Because together, these six Magical Misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town’s long-hidden secrets.

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Summary

Summary

A USA Today Pick of Not-to-Miss Books

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Noteworthy Middle-Grade and YA Sequels

From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling series with even more tricks up its sleeve!

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist—a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals won’t be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe—but can they still protect themselves in the process?

Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you’re a new fan of stage magic or a longtime expert at illusion, Magic Misfits is sure to delight even more than sawing your assistant in half!

…have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers:

WHERE? A sleepy town in New England and the magic shop there, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon—the gang’s caped and top-hatted mentor.

WHO? Carter, who makes cards and coins vanish. Leila, who escapes from trunks and straitjackets. Theo, who levitates with the aid of his violin bow. Ridley, who invents and transforms everyday objects. And of course twins Olly and Izzy, who make everyone laugh.

WHY? Because together, these six Magical Misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town’s long-hidden secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Harris doles out humor, suspense, and sensitivity in equal measure.” School Library Journal
“Acceptance, love, and understanding are at the heart of this novel, which features a diverse cast of child characters…The message that friendship helps children conquer adversity is a welcome one.” Kirkus Reviews
“In the follow-up to the bestselling The Magic Misfits, actor turned middle grade author Harris continues the story of a group of street magicians in New England. This installment centers on Leila, who grows up feeling like an outsider and hones her budding psychic abilities.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris is an award-winning actor with roles in television, film, and on stage. His television roles have earned him Primetime Emmy Awards, Young Artist Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His breakout television role was as the star of Doogie Howser, MD, and he has acted in dozens of television movies and series since then, most recently as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has had roles in three Broadway shows as well as in regional productions in Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York. His film credits include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 5.58
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English