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The Magic Trap Excerpt by Jacqueline Davies

The Magic Trap Excerpt by Jacqueline Davies

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A magic show, card tricks, and a disappearing rabbit named Professor Hoffman—the Treski kids are at it again as they try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane. But nothing prepares them for what blows into town next: their long-lost dad.
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A magic show, card tricks, and a disappearing rabbit named Professor Hoffman—the Treski kids are at it again as they try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane. But nothing prepares them for what blows into town next: their long-lost dad.
- See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/The-Magic-Trap/9780544052895#sthash.5ZKBgATx.dpuf

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Feb 27, 2014
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Text copyright © 2014 Jacqueline DaviesIllustrations by Cara Llewellyn All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park  Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. www.hmhco.comThe text of this book is set in Guardi.The illustrations are pen and ink.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataDavies, Jacqueline, 1962–The magic trap / by Jacqueline Davies.p. cm. (The lemonade war series ; book 5)Summary: “A magic show, card tricks, and a disappearing rabbit named Professor Hoffmann—the Treski kids are at it again as they try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane. But nothing prepares them for what blows into town next: their long-lost dad” —Provided by publisher.ISBN 978-0-544-05289-5[1. Magic tricks Fiction. 2. Brothers and sisters — Fiction. 3. Fathers Fiction.] I. Title.PZ7.D29392Mag 2014[Fic] — dc232013024154Manufactured in the United States of AmericaDOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 14500459970
 
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(n) something that seems to be one thing when it is really another; a magic trick
 Jessie slipped her fingers along the inside of her closet doorjamb until she found the secret key. Si-lently, she unhooked it from the tiny nail pressed into the old wood and closed the key tightly in her fist. She liked the way the key became warm when she did this, the way it left a perfect imprint of itself in the soft flesh of her palm. As quietly as a cat, she padded over to her book-case, then paused. Was the Locked sign still show-ing on her door? Sometimes it flipped around if she closed her door too quickly. It would be a disaster if

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