By Jacqueline Davies
Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade battle, sought justice in a category trial,unmasked a bell thief, and stood at contrary ends over the correct to maintain secrets and techniques.
Now they're making a magic show—a specialist magic express, of their personal yard! They perform, they research, they usually perform a few extra. And who indicates up? Their father, who has performed any such stable activity of disappearing during the last few years.
Just as Evan and Jessie took on working a company in The Lemonade War and a courtroom of legislations in The Lemonade Crime, during this 5th novel of the bestselling Lemonade warfare sequence, they tackle the demanding situations of magic and phantasm all whereas gaining knowledge of some hidden truths approximately their very own kin. Another fresh, humorous, emotionally charged novel by way of the writer whom Books for Kids calls, "one of the simplest writers for the center grades around."
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Mrs. Treski used to be a freelancer. That intended she bought paid simply whilst she labored. there has been no such factor as a gradual paycheck of their residence. If she didn’t move in this journey, her consumer wouldn’t provide her any cash. And that intended hassle whilst it used to be time to pay the money owed. “Oh, well,” stated their dad. “Freelance assignments come and cross. You’ll get anything else, correct? ” Evan desired to shout, It’s no longer that straightforward! What did his dad find out about how difficult his mother labored? occasionally he despatched cash, yet occasionally he didn’t. His mother may perhaps by no means expect it. She attempted to not permit it express, yet Evan had overheard sufficient cell conversations and noticeable the concern on her face to understand that paying the money owed every month was once challenging. Grownups proposal young children didn’t observe these items, yet Evan did. And it stirred up in him that previous worry that had set in after the divorce and not particularly went away: that they might need to promote the home and stream elsewhere. convinced, it used to be a junky previous residence, with as regards to every little thing damaged, yet Evan didn’t are looking to go away. “Mom,” he acknowledged. “You can nonetheless cross. Jessie and that i can sleep over at someone’s residence. possibly Adam’s or Jack’s. ” “I am no longer snoozing at someone’s condominium! ” stated Jessie. “I can’t sleep—” She checked out her mom, and Evan might see the panic in her eyes. Jessie had by no means slept at anyone’s residence other than their very own and Grandma’s. “Then somebody can come the following. There’s received to be a person . . . ” “Evan, it’s too overdue. My flight leaves in hours. I can’t simply name anyone up on the final minute and ask them to baby-sit for seven days. these items have to be deliberate upfront. I known as Peggy approximately this journey months in the past. ” Evan couldn’t settle for this. There needed to be how to repair it. “Mom, you need to cross . . . ” She smiled and positioned her hand on his shoulder. He may see that she knew what he intended. It had constantly been like this. He and his mother. they simply understood issues approximately one another. “It’s fascinating how you can’t wait to cast off me, but—” “Dad can stick with us,” stated Jessie loudly. there has been a second of shocked silence. Evan checked out his father, then again at his mother. “Oh, Jessie,” stated their mother, shaking her head. “No! ” acknowledged Evan. It got here out louder than he meant. His father cocked his head and seemed correct at him, as though he’d been poked within the part with a really sharp stick. “Your dad . . . ” started Mrs. Treski, searching for phrases. “Well, really, Susan,” acknowledged their father stiffly, “I may well. in spite of everything, i'm their dad. ” Evan regarded desperately at his mom, yet she used to be looking at his father. “Yay! Hooray! Hip hip hurray! ” shouted Jessie, leaping awkwardly into the air and touchdown seriously on her toes. “This is excellent! this can be the simplest! ” She jumped up back and approximately crashed into the desk while she got here down. “Jessie, stop,” acknowledged their mom. “Dad can’t stick with you whereas I’m long past. ” She grew to become to her ex-husband. “It’s a complete week, Jake. You can’t remain a complete week with the children. ” “Sure, I can,” he stated. “It’s not anything. Seven days. ” He crossed his palms over his chest and leaned again in his chair, as though he have been at the seashore, looking at a sundown.