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Cosentino Cosentino i(10257511 works by) (a.k.a. Paul Cosentino)
Born: Established: 1982 Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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1 y separately published work icon The Silver Thief Cosentino , Jack Heath , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019 15444718 2019 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Cosentino, the grand illusionist is stuck in the centre of Coppertown until the opening of his new magic theatre. He is frozen inside a block of ice ... or is he? The real Cos is on a mission to stop the supply of silver to the King. Silver enhances magical power, and the King has too much power already. Cos must disguise himself and sneak into the silver mines. But who are all the old people at the mine, and why is Coss old manager Wiggy down there? Could it be a ... TRAP? How will Cos escape the mines AND outwit Wiggy and the twin Jokers?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Lost Treasure Cosentino , Jack Heath , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018 14401918 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, is in danger! He’s trapped in a glass ball hanging over the ocean, where dangerous beasts lurk. He’ll have to undo shackles, a straightjacket, and padlocks to escape!

'The audience watching him from the pier is terrified, but not as much as when the evil two-headed King arrives on a mission to find his lost sunken treasure. Cos must stop the King from taking the treasure, but first he must avoid arrest AND escape from the glass ball... while underwater! But how long can he hold his breath? Can Cos pull off his greatest illusion ever?

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Rabbit Rescue Cosentino , Jack Heath , James Hart (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018 12315671 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'The rabbits are in trouble! Meet me at the land of Lost Hats. -- P.

'When Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, receives a mysterious note, he discovers the evil two-headed King's terrible secret. The King has locked up all but a few of the rabbits of Magicland in the Royal Zoo. And tonight, he is going to have a marvellous feast. Everyone in Silver City is invited for a dinner of . . . ROLLED ROAST RABBIT! Cos needs the help of his friends to pull off this rescue! Includes four foam balls and trick instructions.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Mysterious World of Cosentino Jack Heath , Cosentino , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 11526608 2017 series - author children's fiction
1 y separately published work icon The Missing Ace Cosentino , Jack Heath , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 11526467 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Dangling on a burning rope while chained above a tank full of hungry sharks... there's only one hero who can beat those odds... COSENTINO, THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST! Cosentino's performances at his run-down old theatre attract the wrong kind of attention when the Ace of Spades dashes through the door, begging to be saved from the clutches of the evil two-headed King! When Cosentino is captured, he's thrown into the dungeon at the bottom of the castle, from which no one has ever escaped. This would be the trick of his life...if he can pull it off!' (Synopsis)

1 y separately published work icon Anything Is Possible Cosentino , Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2016 10257538 2016 single work autobiography

'Cosentino is Australia's premier illusionist and escapologist - a magician to his fingertips, a man who constantly challenges our notions of what is possible. The LA Times has said of him that 'Cosentino mirrors the legendary Harry Houdini' - and like Houdini, he is a true pioneer and trail blazer. Cosentino was the first Australian magician to have his own prime-time TV shows and these TV spectaculars have now been broadcast in over 40 countries. Recognised by his peers as the 'International Magician of the Year', he has become one of Australia's most popular live performers and continues to stage his award winning live show to full houses across the globe. But Cosentino's greatest trick of all? Well, that's something completely different. It was learning how to read.

'He was a twelve-year-old boy with learning difficulties, teased and isolated, who struggled with reading and schoolwork. But one day, in a library, he found an illustrated book about magic - and that unlocked something in him. That magic book not only inspired him to learn to read, it propelled him on an extraordinary journey - from a shy boy with low self-esteem to the international star that he is today. This is an uplifting and wholly compelling story for anyone who ever dreamed of achieving the impossible.' (Publication summary)