The Call (Magnificent 12 Series #1)
  • The Call (Magnificent 12 Series #1)
  • The Call (Magnificent 12 Series #1)

The Call (Magnificent 12 Series #1)

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by Michael Grant
     
 

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Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old

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Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys' bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it's up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen's dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn't want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?

A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant's hilarious new fantasy adventure series.

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Editorial Reviews

Until the 3,000-year-old man appeared in the boys' room, middle-schooler Mack MacAvoy had resigned himself to leading a middling, unexceptional life. That was before the ancient bathroom crasher identified Mack as one of The Magnificent Twelve, a group of talented12-year-olds who have been empowered the save the world. Before they can do that, however, Mack must track down these other special children and prepare to do battle. Action, magic, and laughs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061833663
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Magnificent 12 Series, #1
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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“A laugh-out-loud story full of adventure and magic great for grades 4-7.”

Meet the Author

Michael Grant 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. Michael is the author of the bestselling Gone series. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.

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Call 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 60 reviews.
kim-galleria More than 1 year ago
Mack is a kid who is afraid of everything but mainly about getting beat up by the school bully. He ends up saving the bully who now becomes his bodyguard and it is a good thing because he needs one if he is going to find the other Magnifica and save the world from certain destruction from the Pale Queen. This series is as funny and action packed as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and as goofy as Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Kids will identify with the characters and will read this book cover to cover in one sitting. Can't wait for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this as a bedtime read-aloud with my son. It's so well written that I have forbade him to read ahead without me! Now we both get excited for bedtime because it means we get to read another two chapters (1 is never enough & it tough even putting it down after two!). :) I especially love the Golem's letters and the author's amusing interjections that keep it from getting too intense or super serious. Definitely recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books on my nook. The way way it is writen, with a balance of action and comedy feels alot like Percy Jackson. I definetly recommend this book to anyone looking for a new series to start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great and fun story. I hope you enjoy it as much as myself and my family did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is going to be an awsome adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And michael grant did such a good bono can't wait to get the third book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i ever read,but sad 2nd book is $9.99, wish it was free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read sample never thought I would like it but I loved it
Pat Kezele More than 1 year ago
Great book. I recomend it!!! ;)
Psydonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book is a hilarious story written for 10-13 year olds, but would be great for all ages. The plot line is slightly convoluted and hard to follow in the beginning, but it smoothes out over time.
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ASU ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BECAUSE IT IS DUMB AND IT GOSE IN AND OUT OF THE PAST!AND AT THE START MILD AND END OF THE BOOK SAYING BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
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I just finished this hilarious book by Michael Grant,and i loved it! There is never apart in this book where you're not either cracking up or on your toes. If you need a but short book to read, The Magnificent Twelve series are the books to read.
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Very fast paced
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It's a good book. When I first heard of this book it was love at first sight.It's a good book for people who love fantasies.
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The golem is hilarious!