The Vanishing Act
Indie Next ListSeptember 2012
Minou is a 12-year-old girl who lives on a tiny, snow-covered island with her philosopher father, Boxman the magician, a dog called No-Name, and Priest. When a dead boy washes up on the island, Minou makes a connection between the boy's arrival and her mother's disappearance a year earlier. Using philosophy along with the power of her imagination, Minou tries to uncover the truth behind her mother's absence. What she discovers is haunting and unforgettable. The Vanishing Act is a charming, fable-like story, beautifully told, and filled with magic! -- Valerie Arroyo, Brewster Book Store, Brewster, MA
One morning Minou finds a dead boy washed up on the beach. Her father decides to lay him in the room that once belonged to her mother. Minou will discover the truth about loss and love, in a story that is uniquely enchanting.