Jason is your average eleven-year-old boy. He likes TV. He has a babysitter he could do without. His little sister Janie is his nemesis. He also happens to have a passion for magic.
Not real magic, of course. Jason has devoted himself to the study of illusion and sleight-of-hand since the age of five, when his dad showed him his first magic trick. But everything Jason thinks he knows about the world and how it works is called into question the day he runs off after a fight with his sister. He stops at a small magic shop that has recently opened near his house. The owner offers him a very special item, a wand that he says has the power to make things disappear.
Jason is doubtful of its abilities. But when he impulsively makes his sister disappear after a heated argument, he quickly learns that there's more to the world than its rational, well-understood surface. In a panic, Jason races back to the store to enlist the aid of the only person who will believe him. But Janie is lost in a dangerous place, and she isn't alone.
The Others is an enchanting middle grade fantasy that will instill a sense of otherworldly wonder in children and adults alike.