Wednesday 7 April 2010

A Strange Case of Magic - Barnes & the Brains Book 2 - Kenneth Oppel

A Strange Case of Magic
Barnes & the Brains Book 2

Kenneth Oppel (blog)

HarperTrophy Canada - Browse Inside
ISBN 9781554685295

In this second book, Barnes is waiting to meet the Brains at the Library. Barnes is friends with two child geniuses, Kevin and Tina Quark - Tina being the more academic of the two, and a little bit less personable. While in the library stacks looking for books for Tina for her latest project - experiment Barnes sees a stack of books floating and sees another one come off the shelf and be flipped through. He finds the Quarks and shows them what he has discovered. Tina thinks it is a ghost, Barnes is not so sure. Once they discover what is really going on, will Tina's science solve the problem, or will Barnes' more practical common sense approach save the day again? You will need to read it to find out.

Harper Collins
, is currently republishing the original six books in this series. These books were previously published between 1994 and 2004 by Scholastic. The books intended for young readers are good, fun reads. Barnes & the Brains books will easily be enjoyed by youth and their parents, or youth of all ages. Yet we can only hope that more books will soon come out in this grand series.

Barnes & The Brains Books
A Bad Case of Ghosts
A Strange Case of Magic
A Crazy Case of Robots
An incredible Case of Dinosaurs
A Weird Case of Super-Goo
A Creepy Case of Vampires

Books by Kenneth Oppel:

Half Brother (2010)
The Devil's Cure (2000)
Dead Water Zone (1992)
The Live-Forever Machine (1990)

Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
This Dark Endeavour (2011)
Such Wicked Intent (2012)

The Silverwing Saga
Silverwing (1997)
Sunwing (1999)
Firewing (2002)
Darkwing (2007)

Airborn Series
Airborn (2004)
Skybreaker (2005)
Starclimber (2008)

Children's Fiction:

The King's Taster (2009)
Peg and the Yeti (2004)
Peg and the Whale (2000)
Emma's Emu (1995)
Galactic Snapshots (1993)
Cosmic Snapshots (1993)
Follow That Star (1992)
Cosimo Cat (1990)
Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure (1985)

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