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Children's Fiction Beginner

Disappearing Magician, The

illustrated by Pat Cupples

by (author) Louise Dickson

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
Beginner, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Recommended Age
6 to 7
Recommended Grade
1 to 2
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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Lu and Clancy are enjoying their boat trip, but suspect that something's not quite right about the magician Arabella. When she pulls a disappearing act along with some jewels belonging to the audience, the dog detectives are on the case!

This Level 2 first reader contains longer stories, varied sentences, increased vocabulary, more difficult visual clues and some repetition.

About the authors

Award-winning author and teacher Etta Kaner enjoys writing nonfiction for both children and adults. Her books include Animals Migrating, Animal Talk , Animal Groups and other titles in the Animal Behavior series, as well as four titles in the Kids Can Read series. She is also author of the Exploring the Elements and Have You Ever Seen series. She lives in Toronto.

Pat Cupples' profile page

Louise Dickson is the author of The Kids Guide to Fortune Telling, Lu and Clancy's Secret Languages, Lu and Clancy's Crime Science, The Vanishing Cat and The Disappearing Magician in the early reader series. She lives in Victoria British Columbia.

Louise Dickson's profile page


  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

[T]he setting, slapstick humour and magic tricks will make these popular with the intended audience. Pat Cupples' lively, optimistic illustrations are a great partner to these texts. Cupples has captured the joie de vivre and enthusiastic nature of these characters.

CM Magazine

Librarian Reviews

The Disappearing Magician (Kids Can Read 2)

When Arabella the Magician pulls a disappearing act along with some jewels belonging to the audience, the dog detectives are on the case! Readers learn how to replicate Lu and Clancy’s mind reading trick. This book was previously published in picture book format as The Vanishing Cat (2001).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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