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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Series: Magnificent 12 (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061833681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061833687
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #841,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“Grant’s talent for quick dialogue and vivid descriptions still shines and will have fans eager for book three.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Mack has but 35 more days to find 11 other preteens who...can together prevent the world-destroying Pale Queen from escaping 3,000 years of imprisonment... in this above-average, distinctly nonserious quest fantasy.” (ALA Booklist)

“Well-written and hilarious...The action moves at a breakneck pace but never seems rushed. The characters are consistently entertaining and engaging. Grant knows when to dial down the humor and let the gravity of the plot take center stage.” (School Library Journal)

About the Author

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and the Magnificent Twelve series, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.


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Michael Grant was born in a manger.

Okay, no he wasn't. And that was a stupid thing to say. There was no manger. It was a log cabin. A log cabin in Los Angeles.

Or possibly a trailer.

And then while defending his country (technically it was his father, he was just an Army brat,) he moved all over the country and to France and became the incredibly well-educated, well-rounded, well-adjusted . . .

Yeah, okay that last part's a lie, too. The moving everywhere thing is true. But the sad reality is that Michael's a rootless, disconnected, indifferently-educated, sullen, obnoxious, disaffected misanthrope. With no hair. I mean seriously: look at the man's head. Do you see hair? No.

Where was I? I mean he.

Michael Grant is married to Katherine (K.A.) Applegate. They've been together for 30 years. Which doesn't say much for Katherine's judgment does it? And they've been writing for 20 years, sometimes as partners -- BOYFRIENDS/GIRLFRIENDS, ANIMORPHS, EVERWORLD -- and sometimes on their own.

Michael and Katherine have two kids, Jake 12 and Julia 9. (Feet tall. Get it? 12 feet tall? Ah hah hah. Yeah, okay: not funny.) Anyway, the point is that Michael Grant is the author or co-author of 150 books. Yeah: 150. Most recently the critically-acclaimed GONE and HUNGER.

No, really: critically-acclaimed by VOYA, Booklist, School Library Journal, KLIATT and Publishers Weekly. And best of all by Stephen Freaking KIng himself! Oh, yeah: THE Stephen King. Of course Kirkus dumped on him, but Michael would like to make it clear that Kirkus is in no way a collection of illiterate halfwits. No! Never would Michael say such a thing.

Michael can be reached on Twitter @theFAYZ, or on Facebook as "authorMichaelGrant."

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I myself am looking forward to reading more books in this series as they get written.
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I think this would be a good book for anyone who really likes adventure.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Scarpa on August 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley for Review

***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***

Mack MacAvoy is the leader of the Magnificent 12, a group of chosen twelve-year-olds with "enlightened puissance" who have been tasked with saving the world. The children aren't protecting us from the dangers we know, but the dangers that we don't remember. The Pale Queen, the mother of all monsters will escape her prison in a little over thirty days and Mack and his companions are our only hope of stopping her and her monster minions from taking over the world. In that time Mack must assemble the twelve, learn Vargran and figure out how to defeat her. So far he's found one of the twelve and brought along his middle school bully as a bodyguard. Will he be able to find the rest before the Pale Queen escapes?

First I'll mention this is the second book in a series and while it does summarize the previous book, it's always best to start with the first book in a series like this one. Unfortunately, this is my first encounter with this author's work so I didn't do that. Second I'll tell you off the bat this isn't a book that's written for adults. This is the book you buy for that eight or nine year old in your house that would rather have his teeth pulled than read a book. (I have two of those.) It's an excellent blend of humor and adventure that no child will be able to resist reading.

I have never in my life read a sillier book than this one. The element of adventure and fantasy is there of course, but it pales in comparison to the humor portrayed all throughout the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By darswords on August 23, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Yay! I won this paperback Uncorrected Proof through First-Reads on GoodReads! I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks!

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Because this is the second book in the series, I downloaded the first, The Call, to my Kindle. I left my review of The Call on my GoodReads and its Amazon page. This review is about the paperback described above. This is my review:

Hurry, write the next one! This series is a lot of fun. AND educational. Ok, I will admit that I missed the built in dictionary of my Kindle for this is a real, life book. Where is the button to hit? But I had to look things up. I think most children who read this may do the same. There is just enough history and science to pique the curiosity without weighing the reader down with facts.

LOVE the golem and his wrap around journals and texts.

I plan to download this to my Kindle when it is available. I will read the series again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 3, 2013
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I think this would be a good book for anyone who really likes adventure. Wants to make you keep reading till the end.
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By Nathan Brown on October 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
great book an awesome series you should definetly read it. my favorite one is the last I got taken through a great emotional rollar coster.
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By ezgoin on August 11, 2013
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For my daughter. She loves this book. The rest of the set will be coming soon. Delivery was fast and pricing was fair. Recommend
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This is a series of short novels, not really books. The author is the same as the one who wrote the great "Gone" series, but these are really short stories, one of them, for nearly TEN BUCKS (on Kindle). I won't be purchasing more of them...WAY TO EXPENSIVE for what they are. Story is good, typical Michael Grant. But NOT worth ten dollars!
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By Amazon Customer on April 9, 2013
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My son read this (age 8). He thoroughly enjoyed it and gives it five stars. I cannot review it myself though as have not read.
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