Vanishing Acts (Maggie Brooklyn Mystery Series #2)

Vanishing Acts (Maggie Brooklyn Mystery Series #2)

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by Leslie Margolis
     
 

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When a movie starring tween heartthrob Seth Ryan starts filming in Park Slope, everyone gets movie mania-including Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair. Though her plans to become a movie extra dont quite work out, Maggie manages to capture Seths attention and he seeks her out at the Pizza Den to talk. But just when Maggies life is feeling like a romantic comedy, Seth disappears!

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When a movie starring tween heartthrob Seth Ryan starts filming in Park Slope, everyone gets movie mania-including Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair. Though her plans to become a movie extra dont quite work out, Maggie manages to capture Seths attention and he seeks her out at the Pizza Den to talk. But just when Maggies life is feeling like a romantic comedy, Seth disappears! Everyone thinks hes been kidnapped, but Maggie knows better. . . .

This young Nancy Drew is back, along with her twin brother and dog-walking business, in a second mystery that shines a spotlight on her super-sleuth skills. Leslie Margoliss pitch-perfect tween voice will leave fans begging for more of this loveable heroine.

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From the Publisher

“This is my kind of book! . . . Lots of twists and turns--and chilling suspense.” —R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps, on GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

“Well-crafted. . . . When this dog walker turned detective returns, she'll be welcome.” —The Horn Book on GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

“Maggie is a friendly and thoughtful narrator with a sharply logical mind; readers . . . will appreciate her intellect and bravery, and applaud her success.” —Publishers Weekly on GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Seventh-grader Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair returns in this sequel to Girl's Best Friend. Her parents are allowing her to maintain her dog walking business as long as she keeps up her grades. While working one afternoon after school, she learns dogs are being egged in the nearby park. That's not the only excitement in her Park Slope neighborhood, though: tween star Seth Ryan is filming there! Maggie signs up as an extra, along with friend Lucy and twin brother Finn, but she is tossed from the set—which catches the attention of Seth, who tracks her down at the local pizza hangout. Now Maggie finds herself dealing with rumors of their supposed romance, along with trying to catch the egger, cope with her BFF's crush on her brother, and understand her own relationship with friend (or is it boyfriend?) Milo. Then Seth is apparently kidnapped. Maggie is not so sure that is what happened, however, and manages to piece together clues in both mysteries and solve them simultaneously. Clues are sprinkled throughout and astute readers will solve the mysteries along with Maggie. Fans of the first book will be happy to have Maggie back. She is smart, a little sneaky, resourceful, and every inch a tween. Margolis' writing strength is her ability to portray the tween world and its inhabitants. Her characters are good-hearted, but not perfect, kids trying to navigate their world and move toward independence. Mystery fans will enjoy this light whodunit, as will girls looking for books dealing with friendships and first crushes. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6— Amateur detective and professional dog-walker Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair falls right into her next case as dogs in her neighborhood are mysteriously being egged while walking in the park. Meanwhile, a movie starring tween heartthrob Seth Ryan begins filming in her neighborhood and the seventh grader and her friends plan to be extras in it. While Maggie gets kicked off the set after just one day, she does manage to catch the star's attention. She is overwhelmed as she begins noticing that her friend Lucy is suddenly spending a lot of time with her twin brother, Finn. At the same time, Maggie is dealing with her own romantic interest in her friend Milo. Before she can straighten out who is interested in whom, Seth disappears. The police think he has been kidnapped. Can Maggie crack the case of the dog-egger and find Seth Ryan as well? With likable characters and a fast-moving plot, this sequel to Girl's Best Friend (Bloomsbury, 2010) is sure to be a hit. Perfect for fans who are aging out of Judy Moody or Allie Finkle and mystery fans who enjoy Sammy Keyes.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599907208
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Series:
Maggie Brooklyn Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie Margolis is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including the Annabelle Unleashed books: Boys Are Dogs, Girls Acting Catty, and Everybody Bugs Out. She lives with her family in Park Slope, Brooklyn-which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries.

www.lesliemargolis.com
LESLIE MARGOLIS is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including two Annabelle Stevens books: Boys Are Dogs and Girls Acting Catty. She lives with her family in Park Slope, Brooklyn-which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries. www.lesliemargolis.com

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Vanishing Acts 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book by Leslie Marigolis! A perfect book to read when you need a book with the love for animals (dogs), a mystery, friendship, and a secrect crush... . I Love This Book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is totally great!!!!!!! Especially if you like books with a bit of suspense, confusion between crushes, jealousy, plus a mysterious kidnapping of the movie star!!!!!! SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE BOOK TO BE RUINED, DO NOT READ THIS PART OF MY REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay i cant help it so im going to reaveal who the kidnapper is... nope! JK!!!!!!!! I would never spoil it for you!!!!! Buy the book!!!! BUY THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!! Oh and p.s. i rated it four stars because it is a little slow at some parts, but it is really good besides that. Way to go Margolis, you've done it again!!!!! The story is about a girl named Maggie who is tied between solving the kidnapping of a movie star and dealing with her crush and an extra startle that... Okay this one really is a spoiler alert. If you dont want to know than dont read this part. The extra "surprise" is that her brother is dating her best friend!!!!!! This really is an amazing story, and there is only only one book that Margolis has written that i have not read. I recommend all of her books. Why are you still reading this? You should be buying the book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and everyone sould fead it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!! They are so cute and not too predictable:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book even though I just started it!!!!!!! It is way to expensive but I have the paper back version. Bailey Brooks age 10 greatfalls vaughn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes you want to read on and on... The variety of the characters makes for interesting reading. If you liked Girl's Best Friend you are sure to enjoy this book as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Great ending, too. I really recommend this book for anyone of all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book a fantastic author and an amazing series. Please read it the mystery theme is so interesting and I wanted to keep reading more and more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Id like 2 read this. Julia
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luved the first one it was awesome cant wait to get this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Five star read -bookworm reviews
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I LOVED it i just loved the mystery and the romance best Leslie Margolis just very much loved it
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Good ending but couldve been better as in 25% better. Make more books and include more romance! And an afterwards!