The Incredibly Amazing and Magical Flying Chair
The Incredibly Amazing and Magical Flying Chair
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Noah Gibson comes from a family that has magic in their blood. He is also an overly imaginative seventh grader whose magician father has mysteriously disappeared. The only clue Noah has to his father’s sudden departure is a magical reading chair in the attic. Noah believes the chair has the power to transport the person sitting in it anywhere they wish, but he has trouble convincing his friends and family. When a little white lie told to his teacher and classmates grows into increasingly fantastical stories about his summer vacation, Noah must find out once and for all whether the reading chair is truly magical, or if his imagination has consumed him. If it’s true, then Noah might just have a chance at finding his father and bringing him home safely.

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Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Incredibly Amazing and Magical Flying Chair by Bob Shumaker and Nancy Machlis Rechtman features the story of Noah Gibson, a seventh-grader who cherishes an undying love for magic. His father’s mysterious disappearance has deeply troubled the entire family, and Noah is no exception in this regard. Although his father could barely make ends meet with his meager income as a magician, Noah is determined to follow his father’s path and remain involved with magic shows.

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Enter the fascinating world of magic and mystery with Noah, a descendant of magicians! His father’s disappearance while attempting a daring illusion has left Noah with a profound need for acceptance from others. Obsessed with uncovering the truth, he spends hours in his father's chair, which mysteriously transports him to exotic locations. To impress his class, Noah claims summer vacations to London and Rome. But when his classmates start to doubt his stories, more than ever, Noah is determined to prove that teleportation is more than just a figment of his imagination.

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