The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
Reviewed by Anne Strang, Children's Librarian
Meet Oscar, magician’s assistant! He lives on the island of Aletheia, a place where magic is everywhere, and keeps everyone safe. Oscar is an unusual boy, an orphan who is happy working in the magician’s basement expertly preparing potions, but he struggles painfully when he has to interact with people. When Caleb the magician disappears, Oscar is forced out of his routine and must face many challenges and dangers as he attempts to fill Caleb’s shoes.
This story will appeal to fantasy-lovers, especially Harry Potter fans, but it has its own unique twists and turns as well. The artwork by Erin McGuire is noteworthy, and really adds to the story.
Check this book out, and you won’t want to put it down!
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