Life on the run from madman Martin Reimer gets in the way of everything.
For fourteen-year-old Phillip, it has meant having to stay hidden, unable to use his gift of moving through maps to search for his missing father. But the arrival of a stranger named Delroy brings unexpected opportunity, for Delroy is a man with the ability to travel worlds hidden within our own and he was sent by Phillip’s father. Now Phillip will do everything he can to find his dad, even if it means tricking Delroy into helping him or a quest through those hidden worlds.
Even if leaving home means Martin can now find him…
Follow in the adventures of Phillip Stone and Natalie Bristol from the award-winning book The Magician’s Doll!
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Back when I was reviewing for my local library site, I had the opportunity to read The Magician’s Doll, a beautifully imagined middle grade novel by M.L. Roble. So when I had the opportunity to join the blog tour for the sequel, I really couldn’t resist signing up. Though I suspect I would have been interested in this book based on the stunning blue tone of this cover all on its own.
This is one of those books that reminds you why you fell in love with children’s literature in the first place. Since moving, I haven’t had as much of an opportunity to engage with younger readers, but I find myself genuinely missing it because of how much imagination and optimism books like this one share with the world.
Phillip and Natalie are characters that you won’t soon forget, and I hope they have many more adventures to come. Both stories in this series so far have been surprisingly complex, and written in a way that is accessible for a large range of readers.