Daughter of the Great Zandini

by Cary Fagan

Tundra | August 30, 2001 | Hardcover

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Tradition is important to the Great Zandini, the great magician of Paris. His grandfather was a magician, his father was a magician, and his son will be a magician too. Unfortunately, his son Theodore does not feel the same way. Zandini won’t hear of opposition. Besides, his arch nemesis, newspaper reporter A. S. Besette, has begun a smear campaign, suggesting the old master is washed up. Zandini creates a new magic show to introduce Theodore as his successor. There’s only one problem: Theodore is a hopeless magician.

Fortunately, his sister Fanny is a very good magician. It’s up to her to save the day, even if the Great Zandini does not want
her help.

Format: Hardcover

Published: August 30, 2001

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887765343

ISBN - 13: 9780887765346

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Daughter of the Great Zandini

by Cary Fagan

Format: Hardcover

Published: August 30, 2001

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887765343

ISBN - 13: 9780887765346

About the Book

Tradition is important to the Great Zandini, the great magician of Paris. His grandfather was a magician, his father was a magician, and his son will be a magician too. Unfortunately, his son Theodore does not feel the same way. Zandini won’ t hear of opposition. Besides, his arch nemesis, newspaper reporter A. S. Besette, has begun a smear campaign, suggesting the old master is washed up. Zandini creates a new magic show to introduce Theodore as his successor. There’ s only one problem: Theodore is a hopeless magician.
Fortunately, his sister Fanny is a very good magician. It’ s up to her to save the day, even if the Great Zandini does not want
her help.

From the Publisher

Tradition is important to the Great Zandini, the great magician of Paris. His grandfather was a magician, his father was a magician, and his son will be a magician too. Unfortunately, his son Theodore does not feel the same way. Zandini won’t hear of opposition. Besides, his arch nemesis, newspaper reporter A. S. Besette, has begun a smear campaign, suggesting the old master is washed up. Zandini creates a new magic show to introduce Theodore as his successor. There’s only one problem: Theodore is a hopeless magician.

Fortunately, his sister Fanny is a very good magician. It’s up to her to save the day, even if the Great Zandini does not want
her help.

About the Author

Cary Fagan is a writer of fiction for both young readers and adults and a contributor to several magazines and newspapers. His work has garnered him the City of Toronto Book Award, and the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction. He is the author of Sleeping Weather, The Doctor’s House, The Animal’s Waltz, and The Little Black Dress. Mr. Fagan lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Cybèle Young is a prize winning artist who frequently works in miniature. She was a finalist for the 2000 Governor General’s Literary Award for the illustrations she created for Pa’s Harvest, her first children’s book project. Cybèle Young lives in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

“Fagan’s prose is engaging and…well researched, from the exotic magic tricks to the portrayal of the place of girls and women in 19th–century society.” – School Library Journal “Fagan proves himself a wonderful writer with a rare comic gift.” – Publishers Weekly “…a wonderful tale of magic and mystery wrapped into one…This book will be sure to delight young readers who are intrigued by magic with just the right amount of mystery to discover who will follow in the Great Zandini’s footsteps.” – Resource Links “Cary Fagan’s captivating book, Daughter of the Great Zandini is a magical story set in Paris a century ago. It is a tale full of mystery, intrigue and illusion that appeals to the imagination…The book has tremendous story appeal as a readaloud: the chapter breaks are perfect for building suspense.” – Children’s Book News “Cary Fagan’s first short novel for young readers is as magical as its subject matter. It’s full of playful mischief…it’s also an empowering story for young readers, for boys who don’t want to follow in their father’s career footsteps and girls who do, and for children who long to express themselves creatively.” – Quill & Quire “With its amusing touch of melodrama, this story is clever and fun – and because of its almost picture-book size, and many ink drawings a
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