Review: Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl

Title: Hocus Pocus Hotel
Author: Michael Dahl
Publisher: Capstone
Published: August 1, 2012
Hardcover, 216 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4342-4253-2
Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
Ever since it was built by the great magician Abracadabra, the hotel Tyler Yu lives in has had its share of mysterious events. Ghosts wandering the halls, a magician who vanishes into thin air – Ty can’t figure these things out on his own. But Charlie Hitchcock, with his photographic memory, might just be the partner the school bully needs. Together, they’ll solve magical mysteries beyond your wildest imagination.

My thoughts:
The Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl is a great book for young readers. The main character's name is Charlie Hitchcock. He has a photographic memory and a knack for solving mysteries. Tyler Yu is the school tough guy that everyone wants to steer clear of. Charlie is thrown for a loop when he receives a message from Tyler asking to meet him by Abracadabra. This hotel was built by a a great magician. Things start to go awry at the hotel and Tyler needs Charlie's help.
The Hocus Pocus Hotel contains two stories surrounding the Abracadabra. Charlie Hitchcock is a young Sherlock Holmes in the making. Together with Tyler, they are determined to solve the mysteries the hotel presents. This book is wonderfully written with fantastic illustrations. This book is perfect ages 8 and up. If your kids like mysteries, check this book out.
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  1. This sounds like a really cute book. I love the cover!


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