Kington has never gotten over the loss of his father. He is the magician known as Preston the Great who disappeared into a mirror, during a duel at Brooklyn’s Mercury Theater. When Kingston and his mother return to close their family’s magic shop, he can’t resist visiting the now closed theater with his cousin Veronica and friend Too Tall. There he finds a mysterious carved wooden box called a Lost and Found and accidentally opens a portal into another realm where his father is trapped.
With perfect pacing, engaging characters, and homage to the rich history of Black magicians, this is a must read.
Praise for Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found
“Intricately crafted twists at every turn keep the determined crew on their toes. The action is well paced, giving readers time to savor the myriad colorful characters who interact with the clue chasers. . . An enjoyable addition to most middle school mystery collections.” —School Library Journal
“Coded messages, characters who plainly know more than they’re saying, dopplegangers, and secret schemes…all come together in a…breathlessly paced tale…should leave readers even more delighted that the stage is set for sequels.” —Booklist