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Tricky Nick (Nicholas J Johnson, illus by Russell Jeffery, Pan)

I’m usually suspicious of books written by performers, celebrities or adult writers turning to children’s fiction, but Tricky Nick won me over in the first 20 pages. Magician-turned-author Nicholas J Johnson ostensibly recounts his life history, but this ‘completely true, not-at-all-made-up story’ quickly expands to include time travel, a magnificently...

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Category: Junior Reviews