Aug 1, 2012

Early Reader Review: Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl

Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl
Available: August 1st
Publisher: Stone Arch Books

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Background: The Hocus Pocus Hotel is really called the Abracadabra, and it has some weird things happening. Rumors of ghosts and crazy occurrences plague the staff and unique guests. The Abracadabra Hotel is really a retirement place for old magicians as well as a hotel and Hitch, the school nerd and Tyler, the school bully and son of the hotel manager, team up to correct the problems.

Review: This was an adorable read. The story was mysterious and an adventure full of fun characters and magician history. The boys are an interesting pair, the nerd and the bully working together to right the rumors about the hotel with smarts and spirit. The Hocus Pocus Hotel has beautiful illustrations throughout and diagrams to help explain some of the boy's findings. It was a quick read, and it was very fun. This will be a series of books and my copy had a preview of the next installment...which I will have to go pick up.

This would be a great book for reluctant young readers, probably ages 5-8 ish....but a fun read for anyone.

Review copy from Stone Arch Books and imprint of Capstone.


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