The Boy In The Box: Book 1 Of Master Melville's Medicine Show

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byCary Fagan

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Step right up for a thrilling, chilling adventure full of mystery and magic!

Eleven-year-old juggling enthusiast Sullivan Mintz helps his family run the Stardust Home for Old People. It''s not ideal—his best friend, Manny, is eighty-one years old. But then life turns upside-down the night Sullivan glimpses a strange horse-drawn caravan outside his window and decides to follow it. He is thrilled to find an old-fashioned medicine show, with performers who are his own age. But thrill quickly turns to dread when he steps onstage for the magic act only to wake up imprisoned inside the caravan!

As Sullivan meets with the other kids and his fears subside, his questions multiply. Is his family better off without him? Would life as a performing juggler be worse than living in an old folks'' home? Will he plot his escape and return to his safe but boring existence? Or...could being kidnapped turn out to be the best thing that has ever happened to him?

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Step right up for a thrilling, chilling adventure full of mystery and magic! Eleven-year-old juggling enthusiast Sullivan Mintz helps his family run the Stardust Home for Old People. It's not ideal—his best friend, Manny, is eighty-one years old. But then life turns upside-down the night Sullivan glimpses a strange horse-drawn caravan outside his window and decides to follow it. He is thrille...

Acclaimed author CARY FAGAN is beloved by adults and children alike. His books include the popular Kaspar Snit novels, and Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas; Thing-Thing was a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.  He has also won the Jewish Book Award and the World Storytelling Award, and has twice had honour books in the Silver Birch Award.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.52 × 5.77 × 0.94 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670065854

ISBN - 13:9780670065851

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous book My daughter and I really enjoyed this book. Interesting characters and storyline. Would highly recommend for boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 12 or even older
Date published: 2012-10-27