Secrets and illusions abound as a group of young magicians competes for the prize of a lifetime in this gripping adventure, the first in an enthralling new series from debut author Justyn Edwards.
“Magic is about dreaming what is impossible and making it possible. It's the innocent young mind in all of us that loves it. We want to be filled with wonder. We want to believe. I want the winner of this competition and the recipient of my legacy to dare to dream big. So, let The Great Fox Hunt begin."
Thirteen-year-old Flick Lions has won a place on a new television show, in which young people compete to win the legacy of the Great Fox, one of the world's most famous magicians. But Flick isn't interested in uncovering the Great Fox's tired old magic tricks – she's after something much more important. The magician destroyed her family, and this is Flick's only chance to put things right. Inside the Fox's house is a secret that will change the world of magic for ever, and Flick will go to any lengths to find it.
“A delightfully tricky tale of magic and misdirection. A page-turner that’s also great fun to read.” M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy
“A glittering tale of magic and mystery, trust and tricks, friendship and family. Let Justyn Edwards take you behind the scenes of a world of magic and illusion, on a mind-bending adventure to find the truth.” Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander
This book has magical qualities and intrigues from beginning to end as the conjurors ply their sleight-of-hand and entertaining talents. With some magic tricks explained as the competition proceeds, it also has mystery and subterfuge woven through the story.
This brilliant debut novel will leave readers scratching their heads trying to figure out what just happened. The Great Fox Illusion is a magical story brimming with adventure, illusion, and friendship, perfect for those who loved the magic and wonder of Alice in Wonderland.
This was a really fun and cute story of friendship and magicians, and I really enjoyed it!Flick is impossible not to love. Tenacious and very self-sufficient, she’s easy to root for. She also is an amputee and wears a prosthetic leg, and I felt the book was so respectful yet mindful of her abilities and limitations. It took time to talk about pains from prosthetics and gave Flick logical accommodations. Too often I feel like kids’ books have the message of you can do it DESPITE your disability! But there wasn’t that tone here. Flick is disabled, needs help, and can still do all the things. Loved this. Lots of fun, fast-paced and easy to read. Recommended for ages 10+!
This is one of those books that really surprised me. I thought I would dip in and read the first chapter and a couple of hours later I found I had read the whole book!
Momo Time to Read
The Great Fox Illusion is a fun read about friends, learning to ask for help, and full of lots of tricks and magic. As Flick is both a girl and has an amputated leg, we are shown her struggles with the knowledge that she will be in an extremely marginalised group if she were to become a famous magician and how she has so many odds stacked against her… This is the perfect book for any fans of illusions and magic, even revealing the insider tricks to how some famous magical acts are performed.