Item description for Disappearing Act by Sid Fleischman...
What do you do when your mother disappears and a strange man starts stalking you? If you're Kevin and Holly Kidd, you try to lose yourself in the wacky world of Venice Beach, California, where boardwalk entertainers do everything from juggling watermelons to telling fortunes to try to make a living.Soon Kevin and Holly find themselves making a new home among these larger-than-life characters. But just when Holly seems set to achieve her dream of starring in an opera, the Toad reappears, more menacing than ever. How can Kevin save the show---and his sister?Join the Full Cast Family for a delightful romp as they bring Sid Fleischman's funny, fast paced, suspenseful novel of two young people on the run to new life on audio.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.8" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Fullcast Audio
ISBN 1933322179 ISBN13 9781933322179
Availability 0 units.
More About Sid Fleischman
The Newbery Award-winning author of The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman is an author of children's books, screenplays, novels for adults, and books on magic. Brett Helquist is the illustrator of many books, including A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. He is also the author of Bedtime for Bear and Roger, the Jolly Pirate. He grew up in Utah and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Sid Fleischman currently resides in Santa Monica, in the state of California. Sid Fleischman was born in 1920.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Disappearing Act?
OK , but language was a little dated at times Jul 9, 2003
This was an ok book, certainly not the most exciting I've ever read but the plot moved along with kids on the lam from an unknown stalker after their mother died. It did seem easier for them to make money than I think real-world-on-the-lam kids would find it.
However, the language seemed a little dated in parts. One person "cracked wise", which is not in current vernacular. At another point, the boy was worried about wearing short pants, as he felt he had outgrown them. I don't think present-day kids are concerned about wearing short pants, although kids from 1910 might have been. The book is not necessarily set in a particular time, but it seems contemporary except for occasional use of terms unlikely to be used by a contemporary kid.