Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tween's Book Series~"The Magnificent 12" by Michael Grant

The Skinny :

Catch up on The Magnificent 12, best-selling author Michael Grant’s new series for middle grade readers, with a bundle including the first two books in this laugh-out-loud funny, action-packed fantasy series.
Sometimes one hero isn’t enough—sometimes you need a full dozen. Mack, armed with only his phobias and quick wit, sets out to gather a team of twelve children to defeat the Pale Queen and save the world.
Explore the wonderful world of The Magnificent 12 at the series’ rich interactive website at

Reviews :

“Grant’s brand of action and humor should satisfy both those readers who get down with fantasy and those who prefer to send it up.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A terrific start, with an elaborate website festooned with games and contests to ease the wait for sequels.”
Booklist (starred review)

“The author keeps the story moving at a brisk pace with suspenseful action and laugh-out-loud humor. The juxtaposition of chapters that recount Grimluk’s ancient adventures in times when math wasn’t even invented against those when the young protagonist is equipped with an iPhone and receives text messages from his golem produces a lighter-than-usual fantasy action-adventure that is sure to win many fans and fly off the shelves.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Gram's Recommendation:

Tweens and teens love series books, especially those that are well written with engaging stories and characters.  This series just fits the bill.  In hard cover, these books with their exciting, beautiful covers are sure to cause your best loved boy or girl to be escaping you to their favorite book reading hideout.

Highly recommended!

Grammie Bee

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