Phyllis Wong, a clever and resourceful young magician and amateur sleuth, finds herself embroiled in a mystery nearly as old as time when she discovers one of her great-grandfather's conjuring secrets!
Someone has sold a number of incredibly valuable first editions of Shakespeare's collected plays at the antique auction house The House of Wendlebury and Chief Inspector Inglis suspects foul play. These rare First Folios are in mint condition, but are not forgeries. Where on earth could they have come from? Has a crime been committed?
Luckily Phyllis Wong is on the case. She suspects villainy dating back to the time of Shakespeare himself, which seems to be seeping into the 21st century. How can she convince Chief Inspector Inglis what's going on? And how can she do this without giving away the greatest magical secret of all time?
Phyllis Wong, that keen young magician with a talent for sleuthing and getting to the bottom of the strangest mysteries, is back! Here, she finds her world turned upside-down as she discovers that there is magic about that is far more amazing than even she could imagine -- and villainy the likes of which she has never encountered! As Phyllis herself says: 'Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen -- the ride will get bumpy!'
An intriguing story about a young magician with a talent for deduction from the author of the bestselling Cairo Jim Chronicles.
About the Author
Geoffrey McSkimming is the author of Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto, the bestselling Cairo Jim chronicles and Jocelyn Osgood jaunts, and a book of verse, Ogre in a Toga and Other Perverse Verses. The audio version of this title, narrated by McSkimming, was shortlisted in the Audie Awards in 2008.
In addition to the Cairo Jim series and Ogre in a Toga, Geoffrey McSkimming has contributed to magazines and poetry anthologies and also narrates the Cairo Jim chronicles audio books for Bolinda Publishing. He has written five character tours which take place regularly through the galleries at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney and a popular performance work, "The Startling Tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" (with additional dialogue by William Shakespeare).
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 9
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN (AUSTRALIA)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1