Leon and the Place Between

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Candlewick Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
13 Reviews
"Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith’s stunning picture book combines shadowy collage, painting, photography, and gilding to overwhelm readers with the power of magic." — THE TIMES (London)


Leon and his brothers and sister go to a magic show, but this is no ordinary show and Abdul Kazam is no ordinary magician. Take a journey right through the die-cut pages of this book into the Place Between, where magic becomes truly real. Angela McAllister has conjured a spellbinding story that unfolds in the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith’s stunning illustrations.

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Review: Leon and the Place Between

User Review  - Mahima Elango - Goodreads

Leon and the place between is about a boy named Leon and his family who go to the circus where magician Abdul Kazam is performing. Leon desperately wants to prove to his family that magic exists so ... Read full review

Review: Leon and the Place Between

User Review  - Steve Bryans - Goodreads

Leon and the Place Between is a beautifully imaginative book, with exceptional illustrations. It draws children in with its front cover laced with gold artwork creating a magical theme. The story ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Angela McAllister has written more than fifty books for children. She lives in Hampshire, England, with her husband and children.

Grahame Baker-Smith is a self-taught illustrator. He lives in Bath, England, with his wife and children.

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