The seventh volume in the Keys to the Kingdom series, which begins with Mister Monday (2003) and cycles through the days of the week, brings this fantasy adventure to a fitting conclusion. From chapter to chapter, the story's focus shifts from its young hero, Arthur, to the separate but intertwined adventures of his friends Leaf and Suzy Turquoise Blue. Ambitious in its conception, this inventive series staggers under the weight of its complex, grand-scale backstory, but events unfold quickly, and series fans will want to follow Arthur and his amiable, idiosyncratic allies to the end. Grades 5-8. --Carolyn Phelan
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Praise for the Keys to the Kingdom series
"One of the most original fantasy series of the past decade." —Voice of Youth Advocates
"The author's gift for creating off-kilter magic kingdoms and his love of the absurd are as strong as ever." —Sunday Sun Times
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