The Magnificent 12: The Call (Paperback)
Sometimes One Hero Isn t Enough
Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. And 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 a three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears and delivers some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent 12. An evil force is on its way and it's up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds to stop it. He will battle the wicked 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 terrific start, with an elaborate website festooned with games and contests to ease the wait for sequels.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“A lighter-than-usual fantasy action-adventure that is sure to win many fans and fly off the shelves.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The story’s abundant action and humor…should win over readers.”
“A laugh-out-loud story full of adventure and magic great for grades 4-7.”
-Morning Call, Allentown, PA
“Grant’s brand of action and humor should satisfy both those readers who get down with fantasy and those who prefer to send it up.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books