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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)

Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)
 

From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series!

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ISBN 9781338143591
Barcode 9781338143591
Published 11 September 2018 by Scholastic US
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barnett, Mac
Illustrated by Lowery, Mike
Series Mac B., Kid Spy (part: 1)
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781338143591
ISBN-10 133814359X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic US
Imprint Scholastic US
Publication Date 11 September 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barnett, Mac
Illustrated by Lowery, Mike
Series Mac B., Kid Spy (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
English Language Readers
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
Library of Congress Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Humorous stories, Stealing, Humorous fiction
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 939752

Description of this Book

Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy...for the Queen of England. James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking new fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there's only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure...but will he find it in time? From secret identities to Karate hijinks, this fast-paced, witty and historically inspired chapter book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. With full-color illustrations and fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor. Discover this totally smart and side-splittingly funny new series, and experience what it's really like to be a kid spy.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Advance Praise for Mac Undercover Funny as a crumpet. (But truly, secretly a hundred times smarter.) --Jon Scieszka, author of Caldecott Honor The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and the New York Times bestselling series Frank Einstein. With a perfectly absurd premise, dialogue that demands outlandish accents, and a plot that interweaves global history and complete silliness, Barnett royally nails it. --Abby Hanlon, author of the Dory Fantasmagory series. Praise for Mac Barnett: [Mac Barnett is] a great young writer of books for young people. If you haven't read his work, run somewhere and do that. Books for young people have a rich and I daresay limitless future--knock anyone who says otherwise into a ditch--and Mac has a central place within that limitless future. Don't bet against him or anyone like him. --Dave Eggers [In Barnett's books] there is no magic solution to any problem: The characters stumble through their dilemmas just as every one of us does. The world is a difficult yet good place, and there is no need for the typical rose-colored lenses that other children's books put on situations in order to fend off the bad stuff. --Yiyun Li He is a believer that picture books can have Swiftian absurdity and untidy endings, and that 'life is absurd, and kids know that.' -- The San Francisco Chronicle Praise for Mac Barnett: [Mac Barnett is] a great young writer of books for young people. If you haven't read his work, run somewhere and do that. Books for young people have a rich and I daresay limitless future--knock anyone who says otherwise into a ditch--and Mac has a central place within that limitless future. Don't bet against him or anyone like him. -- Dave Eggers, [In Barnett's books] there is no magic solution to any problem: The characters stumble through their dilemmas just as every one of us does. The world is a difficult yet good place, and there is no need for the typical rose-colored lenses that other children's books put on situations in order to fend off the bad stuff. -- Yiyun Li He is a believer that picture books can have Swiftian absurdity and untidy endings, and that 'life is absurd, and kids know that.' -- The San Francisco Chronicle

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Author's Bio

Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, a New York Timesbestseller; and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award. He is the co-author, with Jory John, of the New York Times bestselling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California. Mike Lowery, creator of the Doodle Adventures series and The Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar, is an illustrator whose work appears in everything from greeting cards to children's books. He lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Georgia.

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