Make Me Disappear

Author: Kent, Cameron

Subjects: Problem Solving; Family Relationships; Magic/Fantasy

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6

Order code: 1005

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 1005S

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It is said in the magic profession that when a true magician leaves this realm, another one is sent to take his place. Harry Houdini died on October 31—Halloween. Sam Sullivan was born on this day, and his passion has always been magic. Maybe he is the one.

Make Me Disappear is a present-day adventure set both in the real world and in Wundriana, the land of magic where things go when they disappear. It is also a Christmas story with a wonderful cast of characters.

At age ten, Sam’s fate seems set. His widowed father will marry the dishonest, materialistic, manipulative Cynthia, who wants Sam out of the way in a boarding school. Sam loves doing magic tricks and is well-read about the profession. When Choko the Clown performs magic tricks at his tenth birthday party, Sam later discovers him to be The Great Blackwell LaVeque, and his fortune changes. Because Sam’s birthday is Houdini’s day of leaving this realm, Blackwell accepts Sam as his apprentice and welcomes him into his home and his heart.

Cynthia has been making Sam’s life miserable; therefore, when Blackwell sends him to Wundriana as part of his apprenticeship, Sam determines to return one day and remain there. In Wundriana he meets the stranded, beautiful Kristina and the evil Sinjin, whom the young Blackwell banished years before for murdering his own love and assistant, Lily. Both Kristina and Sinjin desperately want to get back to the real world. Only Sam has the means in Blackwell’s book, but he must discover the magical way. Sam’s intelligence prevails as he sends Kristina back and outwits Sinjin.

Back in the real world, Sam’s disappearance shakes his father and straightens out his values. He sees Cynthia for what she is. Kristina arrives with news of Sam. Together they go to see Blackwell, now in the hospital, weak with trying to retrieve Sam. Sam alone must now effect his own return. Sam again outsmarts Sinjin, performs the necessary magic, and returns.

In a wonderful scene reaffirming concern for his son's feelings—one evoking their Christmas tree ritual of years past—Sam’s father trashes Cynthias plastic decorator tree, stomps across the sacred lawn, axes a prized ornamental tree, lugs it across the living room, and anchors it in an antique vase. The rare Persian rug becomes the tree's skirt. As Sam and his father scan the room for something to use for a star, a perfect five-pointed one suddenly appears on top of the tree with a light so clear and pure that it seems to let them know that everything is going to be fine.

Cameron Kent was an award-winning television evening news anchor for a major network and a successful screenwriter.

It is said in the magic profession that when a true magician leaves this realm, another one is sent to take his place. Harry Houdini died on October 31—Halloween. Sam Sullivan was born on this day, and his passion has always been magic. Maybe he is the one.

Make Me Disappear is a present-day adventure set both in the real world and in Wundriana, the land of magic where things go when they disappear. It is also a Christmas story with a wonderful cast of characters.

At age ten, Sam’s fate seems set. His widowed father will marry the dishonest, materialistic, manipulative Cynthia, who wants Sam out of the way in a boarding school. Sam loves doing magic tricks and is well-read about the profession. When Choko the Clown performs magic tricks at his tenth birthday party, Sam later discovers him to be The Great Blackwell LaVeque, and his fortune changes. Because Sam’s birthday is Houdini’s day of leaving this realm, Blackwell accepts Sam as his apprentice and welcomes him into his home and his heart. 

Cynthia has been making Sam’s life miserable; therefore, when Blackwell sends him to Wundriana as part of his apprenticeship, Sam determines to return one day and remain there. In Wundriana he meets the stranded, beautiful Kristina and the evil Sinjin, whom the young Blackwell banished years before for murdering his own love and assistant, Lily. Both Kristina and Sinjin desperately want to get back to the real world. Only Sam has the means in Blackwell’s book, but he must discover the magical way. Sam’s intelligence prevails as he sends Kristina back and outwits Sinjin.

Back in the real world, Sam’s disappearance shakes his father and straightens out his values. He sees Cynthia for what she is. Kristina arrives with news of Sam. Together they go to see Blackwell, now in the hospital, weak with trying to retrieve Sam. Sam alone must now effect his own return. Sam again outsmarts Sinjin, performs the necessary magic, and returns.

In a wonderful scene reaffirming concern for his son's feelings—one evoking their Christmas tree ritual of years past—Sam’s father trashes Cynthias plastic decorator tree, stomps across the sacred lawn, axes a prized ornamental tree, lugs it across the living room, and anchors it in an antique vase. The rare Persian rug becomes the tree's skirt. As Sam and his father scan the room for something to use for a star, a perfect five-pointed one suddenly appears on top of the tree with a light so clear and pure that it seems to let them know that everything is going to be fine.

Cameron Kent was an award-winning television evening news anchor for a major network and a successful screenwriter.

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