Murder at Midnight (Paperback)

Author: Avi

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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.


Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
Mfg Part# 9780545080910
SKU 221179721
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0545080916
Release Date 12/1/2011
Author Info
Avi Wortis is known to his readers simply as Avi. Raised in New York City, he was ironically assigned a tutor in high school to help him with his writing. His first novel, WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN, ANYWAY?, was published in 1992 while he was working as a librarian. Avi writes historical fiction, fantasies, thrillers, and comic novels. In 1991, THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE was named a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction. In 2003, CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD received the much-coveted Newbery Medal.
"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."
"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."
"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."
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Annotation 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!
Editors Note 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!
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks

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