Kingston and the Echoes of Magic Animated Opening

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written by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi

About the Book

KINGSTON AND THE ECHOES OF MAGIC by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi is the recently published sequel to KINGSTON AND THE MAGICIAN’S LOST AND FOUND.  Featuring an intrepid 12-year-old Black magician in Brooklyn, NY, the series is a terrific blend of fantasy, science fiction and mystery with realism and historical detail, including cameos of real-life Black magicians, and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.  Kingston’s story was conceived by best friends Harold Hayes, Jr. and Craig S. Phillips. Partnering with esteemed novelist Theo Gangi, they co-wrote their book under the pen name Rucker Moses, in tribute to one of the greatest Black magicians of the early 20th century, Benjamin Rucker, who was more famously known as Black Herman.And the series is headed for the small screen!  Disney Branded Television has optioned the rights, as announced by Deadline: ‘Kingston and the Magician’s Lost & Found’ Movie n Works At Disney Branded TV – DeadlinePRAISE FOR KINGSTON AND THE MAGICIAN’S LOST AND FOUND

★ “A fast-paced, magical read set in an accessible, vibrant world where Black magicians and a mainly Black cast take center stage.” —Publishers Weeklystarred review

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

Full of heart, magic, and mystery, this is the kind of book that makes you love books. Absolutely fantastic!” —Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of Catalyst

“Coded messages, characters who plainly know more than they’re saying, doppelgangers, 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

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