The Wonder Brothers


Frank Cottrell-Boyce & Steven Lenton


A writer of comic genius – he has something of Roald Dahl’s magic, but more heart’ – Sunday TelegraphNo matter how big the show, family, friendship and adventure shine through in The Wonder Brothers by multi-award-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated throughout by Steven Lenton. ‘Maybe you don’t believe me. Maybe you don’t believe in magic.

I bet you will by the time you’ve heard what happened to us.’Cousins Middy and Nathan love magic. The on-stage, cape-swirling, bunny-out-of-a-hat kind. For Middy, it’s all about patience and practice.

She uses magic skills to help her out of tricky situations. Nathan is a show-off and a total danger magnet, he is drawn to the sensation, spectacle and audience. So when the famous Blackpool Tower dramatically vanishes the night of the Grand Lights Switch-On, showman Nathan announces live on TV that they will magic it back home.

With a stick of rock, a spangly cape, and a bit of misdirection, they end up lost in Las Vegas, home to the grand master of illusion, Perplexion, ‘Legend of Magic’. Full of tricks, twists and deceptions, the delightful Nathan and Middy will keep you guessing until the very end. Praise for Noah’s Gold:’Sparkly, witty, enticing storytelling .

. . It’s perfect’ Hilary McKay


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