The Magnificent 12

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The Magnificent 12

The Key

By Michael Grant

Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780061833700, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

Description

Fans of the 39 Clues books will love The Key, the third entry in Michael Grant's middle-grade Magnificent 12 series. Full of adventure and wackiness, the Magnificent 12 books are also perfect for readers of funny, action-filled series like Dan Gutman's Genius Files.With 21 phobias, Mack MacAvoy is more of a wimpy kid than a hero, but he is on a quest to defeat the wicked and crazy, and mean, and dangerous Pale Queen before her three-thousand-year banishment ends.In The Key, Mack must find more of the Magnificent 12, the twelve twelve-year-olds fated to stop the queen from destroying the world, and assemble a key a cheat sheet, really to a magical language. Along the way, he ll transform the Loch Ness monster into a gigantic duck, and transport the Eiffel Tower across the River Seine.The Key is another fast-paced episode in Michael Grant's bestselling and hysterical fantasy adventure series.



Praise For The Magnificent 12

“The series continues to gather steam, driven by a winning mix of danger, suspense, and daffy doings.”
-ALA Booklist

Praise for The Magnificent 12: The Call: “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

Praise for The Magnificent 12: The Trap: “Grant’s talent for quick dialogue and vivid descriptiosn still shines and will have fans eager for book three.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“This third installment in the Magnificent 12 series speeds forward with the help of over-the-top action sequences and rapid, clever dialogue. Action, adventure, fantasy, humor and a glimpse of a potential budding romance are all here, making this a great end-of-summer read.”
-Kirkus Reviews