NetGalley Devours: Big Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
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Big Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
(Random House Children’s Publishers UK, pub date: May 2, 2013)
Mix magic mayhem and mystery with fiendish puzzles and pulsating peril to make a truly compelling confection.
Stuart Horten – ten, but looks younger – is now the owner of a magician’s workshop. Except that without his Great-Uncle’s Last Will and Testament, he can’t actually prove it. Which is a problem, since someone else wants it as well: someone who has a lot of money.
The workshop contains seven magnificent stage illusions, but when Stuart starts to investigate them, he discovers that each is the gateway to a magical adventure, with a puzzle to solve, and a clue to extract.
As the clues mount up, the adventures become riskier. Friendship is strained, danger looms, and Stuart has to decide what sort of prize he really, truly wants. [From the publisher]
I have to confess I don’t read much Children’s fiction – but this title really caught my eye. My favourite book as a child was Stuart Little and finding another little Stuart was too much to resist, especially as my first child is due in a month!
While Big Change for Stuart is a sequel to Lissa Evans’ Little Change for Stuart, it works perfectly well as a standalone novel (in fact …