We have anxiously been awaiting the release of the newest Polo books at the end of September, and Polo & the Magician did not let us down. Our adventure with beloved Polo begins as usual in Polo’s tree house, Polo and his armchair end up on a magical adventure across the sea, and into a circus tent, where Polo becomes a master tiger-tamer, and magician extraordinaire.
My children were enchanted as usual, and were especially thrilled to see the surprise and beloved guest that appears at the end of Polo’s grand magic trick.
If you are a fan of Polo, it’s another must-have in your collection. My only lament as usual is that they are short…I long for the huge editions of Polo again, but to be honest, our family will take what we can get!
Reading level: 2-7
Page Count: 32 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press September 29, 2009
What to expect: beautiful pictures where non-reading children can figure out the story easily, bright bold comic style pictures, and a surprise visitor at the end
Publisher’s synopsis: Polo”s life is never boring. And POLO AND THE MAGICIAN is proof. In this adventure, a flood carries Polo to a secret island circus where he becomes a world-class tiger-taming magician to the crowd”s delight. Without a single word, Polo paints an imaginative picture that will captivate the youngest of readers.
About the Author: Regis Faller has illustrated and created many books, including the Polo series. You can find out more at his site http://www.regisfaller.com, which also links to the Polo website and his personal illustrations.
Our Rating: 5 out of 5