Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto
Shortlisted in the 2013 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Awards
A Notable Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2013 Book of the Year Awards
Phyllis Wong loves magic tricks. Her passion for prestidigitation (sleight of hand), and conjuring is in her veins, and was passed down from her great-grandfather, Wallace Wong, (Conjuror of Wonder!), who, before his mysterious disappearance while performing the Houdini sub-trunk illusion in Venezuela in 1936, was one of the world’s most brilliant and successful magicians.
Phyllis loves the thrill of performing, especially the moment when her audience is totally under the spell of her tricks. But, when a series of strange, unexplained crimes begins to take place in her city, her world changes, and she discovers that there are more kinds of magic around than she ever realised …
An intriguing, exciting new mystery for children and teenagers from the author of the ever-popular Cairo Jim chronicles, Geoffrey McSkimming.
Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto
This book is amazing! I am usually very fussy about what I like to read because I get bored easily, but the whole way through this book was brilliant and I can't wait for the second book to come out.
An exciting magical mystery which will intrigue young sleuths and would-be sleuths. The blend of mystery and the world of conjuring makes for an intriguing mix which will keep readers guessing and turning pages.Sally Murphy
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