It’s back to school for the fifth graders at Oak Grove Elementary, and Will thinks this year is going to be great. He has a way-cooler teacher than expected, the magic museum is open, and best of all, Max Goodman has promised him magic lessons. But Will doesn’t know his world is about to be turned upside down.
Max Goodman is struggling with the responsibilities of running the magic museum, and with Louie Nastinelli still breathing down his neck, he’s seeing his chances of success slip through his fingers. On top of that, Max has his usual schedule of magic shows, so he certainly has no time for Will’s magic lessons.
Will struggles to learn magic on his own and he researches it for his science fair project. But adding to his challenges, Grandma is ill and has moved in with the family. Despite their best efforts, she isn’t getting any better.
Is magic real? Can it save the museum? And can it save Grandma?
In this contemporary adventure series, author Karleen Tauszik uses humor, tension and, of course, magic to create the perfect stories for middle grade readers.
MAYHEM AT THE NEW MUSEUM is the second chapter book in the Maximum Magic series for children ages 9 to 12. Look for Book 3, THE INFATUATION INFECTION to continue Will’s adventures into Max’s world of magic.
The Maximum Magic books are contemporary adventures written in under 20,000 words, with fast-moving chapters and best of all, magic!
NOTE TO PARENTS:
My goal as an author is to get your kids to LOVE reading as much as I did when I was their age...and as much as I still do! My husband is a professional magician. Based on the fascination I see children have with him and his tricks, I wrote the Maximum Magic series.
My promise to you: my Maximum Magic books are clean, with no offensive language, no sketchy innuendos, and with strong family units. I realize that our children are bombarded daily with messages we’d rather they didn’t learn (at least not at their young age). It happens, but I don’t believe it needs to happen in my books. My job is to have your children enjoy reading.
The Lexile levels for this series fall between 550 and 650.
The Categories for the Maximum Magic series are: Action & Adventure / Fantasy & Magic / Art, Music & Photography / Performing Arts / Literature & Fiction / Chapter Books /Intermediate Readers / Children’s Series