Kid’s Book Review: The Great Fox Illusion

Kid’s Book Review: The Great Fox Illusion

About the Book and Author

A book that will fire a young reader’s imagination and bust gender stereotypes about magicians by Justyn Edwards.

Thirteen-year-old Flick Lions has won a place on a new television show, in which young people compete to win the legacy of The Great Fox, one of the world’s most famous magicians. But Flick isn’t interested in uncovering The Great Fox’s tired old magic tricks – she’s after something much more important. The magician destroyed her family, and this is Flick’s only chance to put things right. Inside the Fox’s house is a secret that will change the world of magic for ever, and Flick will go to any lengths to find it.

The Great Fox Illusion
Justyn Edward author

Justyn Edwards  has an autistic brother, so he was often left to play alone with my overactive imagination. He always wanted to be a writer, but everything I wrote was very, very bad. But he found that if he rewrote my stories they would eventually become not quite as bad. And that was how he learnt the power of chipping away at something until it became OK. That made him even more determined to become a writer.


Book Review

the book also has aspects of gender and disability equality to prove it’s not just (two-legged) men that can perform magic!

The Great Fox Illusion is an amazing book that follows Flick Lions in her attempts to get back what is rightfully hers.

The book has a fabulous storyline in which a girl named Felicity ‘Flick’ Lions competes in a challenge to win a deceased magicians secrets, the book also has aspects of gender and disability equality to prove it’s not just (two-legged) men that can perform magic.

In summary I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I believe it would be suitable for all readers over the age of 8 years.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Lucy
  • Age: 11 years
  • Likes: Manga, sweets and yoga
  • Dislikes: seafood and stormy weather
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