Author(s): Neil Patrick Harris
The first in a funny and magical new children's books series from Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris. `I read this book with excitement, delight, and the increasing suspicion that it was going to make me disappear.' Lemony Snicket, author of the bestselling series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions This book contains a BIG SECRET. Read on if you dare ...Do you believe in magic? Carter doesn't. He knows magic tricks are just that - tricks. And as a street magician he's also pretty good at them. But then Carter runs away from his conman uncle and he finds himself alone and in danger from dastardly carnival ringleader, B.B. Bosso. He could really use some magic now ... A chance encounter with the mysterious Mr Dante Vernon leads Carter to a magic shop, where he teams up with five other like-minded kids and the MAGIC MISFITS are born! Can the gang use their magical talents to save the day and stop B.B. stealing a priceless diamond? And now for the BIG SECRET ... inside this book you will find a treasure trove of tips, codes and stage tricks that will help YOU join the Magic Misfits and make some magic of your own. (BUT DON'T TELL ANYONE.) Perfect for children aged 8 to 12 years old and fans of Lemony Snicket, David Walliams ... and magic!
Neil Patrick Harris is an Emmy award-winning American actor, producer, director, magician, comedian and singer. `Two of my favorite things are magic and reading,' says Neil, `which collided with two new favourite things: my twin six-year-old children.'DID YOU KNOW? Neil Patrick Harris is a registered magician, and served as President of the Academy of Magical Arts from 2011-2014. Neil is currently starring in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events as Count Olaf, the greedy guardian of three orphans - Violet, Klaus & Sunny Baudelaire - who are investigating their parents' mysterious death. Neil is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother and starring as Dr Horrible in Joss Whedon's hilarious musical Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. As a child he starred in the popular television series Doogie Howser, MD.