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Addison Addley and the Trick of the Eye
By author: Melody DeFields McMillan
Selling Points: "Optical illusions, change, creativity"
ISBN: 9781554691890
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Oct/01/2009
Lexile Level: 690L
Pages: 96
Fiction Ages 8-11
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $7.95
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I tried one more time to get to sleep, but now my eyelids didn't want to behave. Did you ever notice how your eyelids futter back and forth really fast when you're trying to be still so you can sleep? The more you want them to stop moving, the faster they jump around. Same with your brain. The more you want it to slow down, the faster ideas and pictures come storming through. Like right now, ripped notes and slimy worms and broken steps were playing hide-and-seek in my head.

Addison's mother wants to sell their comfortable old house and move into a townhouse in a new development across town#&8212;a shoe box near a shoe factory, Addison calls it. As usual, Addison's brain goes into overdrive as he tries to solve two problems: first he must get his mother to see their old house in a new light, and then he must figure out who is responsible for a rash of neighborhood break-ins that make his mother feel unsafe. With the help of his friend Sam, he puts his own unique spin on optical illusions (and home decor) and ends up surprising everyone, even himself.

BookLinx - January 30, 2012
"Addison has a wonderfully humorous voice...Very entertaining and written in an empathetic way."
Library Media Connection - May 1, 2010
"Readers will enjoy Addison's adventures and have fun trying to solve the mystery. Recommended."
CM Magazine - March 12, 2010
"Once again McMillan's teaching background has facilitated her talent of blending a fascinating variety of scientific principles with an exciting plot and engaging characters…Similar to the character Greg Heffley from Jeff Kinney's "Wimpy Kid" series, likeable and identifiable hero Addison seems to have it all figured out; he just needs to get everyone else to see things his way…Highly Recommended."
Booklist Online - December 8, 2009
"Addison is a well-meaning, lively character whose entertaining narrative is told in short, suspenseful chapters that keep the story moving. Readers will also enjoy the fun activities, with the scientific explanations behind optical illusions and magic tricks accessibly conveyed."

Awards

CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2011

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