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The Call - The Magnificent 12 1 (Paperback)
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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/01/2011
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Sometimes one hero isn't enough-sometimes you need a full dozen. First in a funny, action-packed fantasy series by the New York Times bestselling author of GONE

Mack McAvoy is not an unlikely hero. He is an impossible hero! He is only twelve years old, he has a list of phobias as long as your arm, and he's a bully magnet. That is, until Mack is visited by a golem. The golem looks exactly like Mack, and has been sent to fill in for him while the real Mack sets out to save the world from the evil Pale Queen. To do so, he must assemble an elite team of twelve powerful children from all around the world. The first foe they face is Risky. Risky is pure evil. She gets it from her mother - the Pale Queen - a force of evil to be reckoned with since before medieval times.

Packed with action and humour Magnificent Twelve - The Call ends with a delicious cliffhanger that will have readers craving more.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007395996
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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Praise for Gone:

"[Gone is an] exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book." - Stephen King

"Grant knows exactly what he's doing...it's very exciting." - The Guardian

"A compelling read for teenagers." - The Hit List, Independent on Sunday

"The action is relentless...confident and enthusiastic readers with strong stomachs will find much to enjoy here." - Books for Keeps

"...an excellent mystery, boldly conceived and with a plot teenagers will revel in...it's going to be big." - The Bookseller (Teenage Fiction Previews)

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“So-so, not sure who the target audience was...”

This book is aimed at nine plus, but I found that a lot of it would have better suited at adults. Another reviewer remarked about the reference to the Lord of the Rings and there were plenty of referneces to Wikipedia... More

Paperback edition
22nd January 2011
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“A great and often humorous read for young and old”

'The Call' is the first part in Michael Grant's 'The Magnificent 12' series and fills our "ordinary" world with monsters, an evil princess, 12 year-old heroes, wizards and a very... More

Paperback edition
12th January 2011
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