Nothing Up My Sleeve

Hardcover | April 19, 2016

byDiana Lopez

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From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed.

Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic
shop in town and can't wait to spend their summer mastering
cool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only back
room bound to hold all kinds of secrets. And once they get
in, they set their sights even higher: a huge competition at the
end of the summer. They work on their card tricks, sleights,
and vanishing acts, trying to come up with the most awesome
routines possible....Problem is, the trip is expensive, and it's
money that each guy's family just doesn't have.

To make things worse, the shop-owners' daughter, Ariel (who
just so happens to be last year's competition winner), will do
anything to make sure the boys don't come out on top. Even pit
them against one another. Will they make it to the competition?
And if so, at what cost?

Diana López, author ofConfetti GirlandAsk My Mood Ring
How I Feel
, offers a story that's just the right mix of heart,
high jinks, and a bit of magic.

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From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed.Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magicshop in town and can't wait to spend their summer masteringcool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only backroom bound...

Diana Lopezis the author of the novelsAsk My Mood Ring How I Feel,Choke,andConfetti Girl, which won the 2012 William Allen White Award. She is the editor of the journalHuizacheand the managing director of CentroVictoria, an organization devoted to promoting Mexican American literature. She lives in South Texas and teaches at the Univer...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.62 × 1.25 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316340871

ISBN - 13:9780316340878

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Praise for Confetti Girl:

"This debut novel puts at its center a likable girl facing realistic problems on her own terms."-Booklist

"An appealing coming-of-age novel set in a traditional Mexican-American town."- Kirkus Reviews

"López delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times."- Publishers Weekly