The Disappearing Mr. Jacques

by Gideon Sterer (Author) Benjamin Chaud (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Ta-da! A dazzling magician is willing to teach readers his most closely-held tricks in this cheekily fun, interactive picture book.

Do you believe in magic? No? Well, clearly you have never witnessed the astonishing, bewildering, disappearing Mr. Jacques. Watch closely. He can wedge himself into the spine of this book, or drape himself across its pages. He can disappear before your very eyes! But is he really gone? If you listen, you can hear his cane tapping on the windows, and his boots pitter-pattering across the floor. And if you pay very close attention, maybe he will teach you some of his tricks, too.

Perfect for fans of There's a Dragon in Your Book and The Book of Mistakes, this is a magic show you can hold in your hands that will stay with you long after Mr. Jacques' final disappearance.

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Gideon Sterer
Gideon Sterer is the author of many books for children, including the New York Times best-selling The Christmas Owl, cowritten by Ellen Kalish and illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki. He grew up in the woods of upstate New York, where his parents owned a small zoo. After hours he would often run around and let the animals out of their cages. Who knows what sort of midnight mischief they got into? Gideon Sterer lives in Brooklyn.

Mariachiara Di Giorgio is an illustrator, storyboard artist, and concept designer. She created her first picture book, the wordless Professional Crocodile, with writer Giovanna Zoboli. Her work has been exhibited at the Bologna Children's Book Fair and with the New York Society of Illustrators. Mariachiara Di Giorgio lives in Rome, Italy.
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Guided Reading Level
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date
August 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV031000 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | General
Library of Congress categories

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