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Murder at Midnight (Paperback)

Author: Avi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0545080916
ISBN-13: 9780545080910
Sku: 221179721
Publish Date: 12/1/2011
Pages:  256
Age Range:  14 to College
Newbery Medalist Avi delivers a tantalizing prequel to his bestselling medieval mystery, "Midnight Magic." Mangus the magician and his new servant boy, Fabrizio, have been marked as scapegoats in a plot to overthrow King Claudio. Together, these two unlikely partners must solve the mystery before midnight . . . or face death.
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The tantalizing prequel to Avi's bestselling MIDNIGHT MAGIC is now in paperback!

A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio.

Scholarly Mangus the magician-along with his street--smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio--have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king's court. Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight...or face death!

Intricate plotting, surprise twists, and lively prose make for another suspenseful page-turner that stands alone or sets the stage for MIDNIGHT MAGIC!

This prequel to MIDNIGHT MAGIC shares a thrilling story of suspense and drama as Mangus and Fabrizio find themselves embroiled in a dangerous political coup. A magician, Mangus is training Fabrizio, a 10-year-old orphan who is now in his service. Fabrizio is suspicious of magic, but soon changes his tune when the pair gets into big trouble. Jailed for supposedly planning to throw King Claudio from the throne, they must prove their innocence before midnight, or else!


"Combining action, silliness and enough step-by-step explanations to help readers figure out the mystery, this enjoyable historical tale should appeal to the author's many younger fans and send them off to read--or reread--MIDNIGHT MAGIC." 09/07/2009

"The plot never takes a break, rushing from encounter to encounter in true audience-pleasing style; the intrigue unfolds naturally without bogging down the main event." 08/01/2009

"Although it's recommended for middle-grade readers, this charming mystery has a universal appeal. Set in a deliciously eerie 15th-century Italy, it's a fable about the magic of knowledge and invention....The novel's language is simple and elegant, and the characters quote philosophers and poets. This is smart, sweet fun." - Katie Haegele 11/21/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Scholastic Paperbacks
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