Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto

Publisher details

Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto
Author
Geoffrey McSkimming
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
01 August, 2012

Synopsis

Conjuring is in Phyllis Wong's veins. It was passed down from her great-grandfather who, before his mysterious disappearance, was one of the world's most brilliant and successful magicians. Now Phyllis lives in what was his grand old home, converted into a number of apartments, in the middle of the city with her father and her loyal dog Daisy.When a series of incomprehensible robberies takes place in the city, Phyllis realises there is much more to the crimes than meets the eye. It may be baffling her friend Chief Inspector Inglis, but Phyllis is determined to find out more. Who is this thief? What does he want? And how is he achieving the impossible?
Geoffrey McSkimming
About the author

Geoffrey McSkimming

Geoffrey McSkimming is the author of the bestselling Cairo Jim chronicles and Jocelyn Osgood jaunts, and a book of verse, Ogre in a Toga and Other Perverse Verses. In addition to the Cairo Jim series and Ogre in a Toga, Geoffrey McSkimming has contributed to magazines and poetry anthologies and also narrates the award-winning Cairo Jim Chronicles audio books for Bolinda Publishing. He has written five character tours which take place regularly through the galleries at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney and a popular performance work, "The Startling Tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" (with additional dialogue by William Shakespeare), a monologue in verse. Geoffrey's Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood books are published around the world including UK, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Hungary.

Books by Geoffrey McSkimming

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