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Could this be the next Harry Potter?

Could this be the next Harry Potter?

Could this be the next Harry Potter?

Fantasy, historical fiction and fast-paced adventure
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 22 2017 | comment 
The Lost Property Officeby James R. Hannibal
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
published in 2016 | Simon & Schuster | 400 pages

Jack Buckles has always been good at finding things. He doesn’t know why – he just seems to have a knack for it. Sadly, the one thing he cannot find is his father, who went missing a few days ago.
Since Mrs. Buckles packed up Jack and his little sister Sadie to search London hospitals for Mr. Buckles, Jack has strongly suspected his father was dead. When Sadie thinks she sees him in the hotel lobby, however, Jack begins to hope. They chase the man through the Tube, losing him as they arrive at the mysterious Lost Property Office. Coincidence?  Jack thinks not.
Neither does Gwen, the young apprentice at the office. Defying all rules, Gwen reveals to Jack the truth about his family and his father’s strange disappearance. Jack quickly discovers the extent of his extraordinary “tracking” skills while the two race against time to find Mr. Buckles before disaster strikes.
For parents who look askance at the witchcraft prevalent in the Harry Potter series, James R. Hannibal may have an alluring alternative. This first in his new series combines fantasy and historical fiction in a fast-paced adventure. Readers accompany Jack as he enters an imaginary underground London populated by government bureaucrats and secret agents. Loyal to his parents and younger sister, Jack employs every bit of resourcefulness he has to keep his family together.
A former teacher, Jennifer Minicus is currently a full-time wife and mother.
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