A mysterious trunk filled with props for their latest performance packs a walloping punch to the Backyard Players. When a magic wand turns out to really be magic, the friends must find a way to reverse the spell before the curtain rises.
This chapter book is perfect for fans of the Magic Treehouse series and for kids who love putting on performances.

I think the beauty of this story is in its simplicity. It’s a very short book, perfect for elementary-middle school age kids with wonderful themes about teamwork, problem solving, and supporting each other’s strengths. Combining the fun of magic, a mysterious wizard and his shop along with plenty of humor will certainly engage a child’s attention. I also liked how it touched on gender just slightly since often kids think in terms of certain stories/objects being strictly for girls or boys and I think this is one story that will appeal to both.
It’s an absolutely adorable book which my 8 yr old LOVED reading with me and now she wants a stage in the backyard so she can perform plays too 🙂
Thank you to Netgalley and Xist Publishing for allowing me to review this book.
*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com
Buy on Amazon: http://a.co/2hu7FcB

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