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The Boys of Sabbath Street

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When Artemus Ackerman, retired magician and mayor of Calendar, hears about the first fire on Sabbath Street, he sends his publicist, Maggie Wakeling, to the fire department to find out what caused it. He has his heart set on turning the shabbily elegant Baldwin Theater into a museum of magic, but the theater is located on Sabbath Street, and Sabbath Street, after a second ...more
Published by Bernard Street Books (first published December 26th 2013)
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David Kinchen
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Boys of Sabbath Street': Shelly Reuben Returns to Arson With a Magical Story of a Small Town Called Calendar

All of Shelly Reuben's fans -- and I hope there are a lot of them because she's a wonderful writer -- will be pleased with a New Year's gift from the Brooklyn-based, Chicago-born author's "The Boys of Sabbath Street" ( Bernard Street Books, Kindle eBook from, $2.99; Nook eBook from Barnes & Noble, $2.99; and other eBook sites inc
Those times when you need an escape to a place of quirkiness and delight, look no further than the town of Calendar and THE BOYS OF SABBATH STREET by Shelly Reuben.

Magician Artemus Ackerman returns to this hometown of Calendar to settle some family matters and ends up mayor. He soon calls on his former magical assistant Margaret ‘Maggie’ Wakeling to become his publicist and right-hand-man (woman).

Artemus has his heart set on creating a museum of magic in the old Baldwin Theater on Sabbath Street
Shelly Reuben once triumphs in her lovely new novel, The Boys of Sabbath Street. This book, filled with magic, love, youth, and fire, has a little bit of everything, making for a quick read you wished would last longer. Want to laugh? You’ll crack up at Maggie Wakeling’s humor and sass. Want to swoon? Read all about the expectations and reality of the fire department (which starts with gorg-and ends with-eous … specifically for Fire Marshal George Copeland, who has caught Maggie’s eye.) Want to ...more
Shelly Reuben
Jan 28, 2014 Shelly Reuben rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The Boys of Sabbath Street is an outstanding tour de force—a fascinating three-hour read—fast-moving, funny, full of surprises, with a most satisfactory conclusion. The boys are two young heroes who notice smoke coming from an apartment building and rush in and save four inhabitants, winning both local and national acclaim. Fire Marshal George Copeland conducts a meticulous investigation of that fire and two others. Author Shelly Reuben builds a small city with buildings, parks, schools, streets ...more
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