Midnight Magic by Avi

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Night after night, a ghost appears in the royal castle Pergamontio, terrifying the princess. Mangus the Magician doesn't believe in ghosts, but that doesn't stop him from being charged with finding this one. The King demands that Mangus free his daughter from the torment of the ghost...otherwise, the magician will pay with his life. Mangus's only hope is his faithful, street-smart servant boy, Fabrizio, who must solve the mystery of the ghost using logic and reason - and a bit of magic of his own.
 

About Avi

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Avi, who goes by the name his twin sister gave him when they were about one year old, is the author of more than 30 books and winner of more than 90 awards, including the Newbery Medal and two Newbery Honors. His work spans many genres - historical fiction, coming-of-age, comedy, mystery, and fantasy. A former librarian and father of three grown sons, Avi was raised in Brooklyn and now lives in Denver, Colorado. For more information about Avi, visit: avi-writer.com and scholastic.com/tradebooks
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Perfection Learning. 247 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Avi returns to Renaissance Pergamontio for another round of murder and political intrigue, set two years before the events of Midnight Magic (1999).

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Conspiracies, intrigue, murder, deceit, apparitions, dusty secret passages, false identities, a clever investigator, and his loyal if credulous young servant: Avi’s new page-turner has it all.

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Readers are returned to the Renaissance city of Pergamontio in this funny, lightweight mystery, set before the events of Avi's Midnight Magic , with 10-year-old Fabrizio having just begun serving Mangus the Magician.

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""Taut and suspenseful, this vivid mystery set in an imaginary kingdom of Renaissance Italy is vintage Avi,"" said PW in a starred review.

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Learn to read them and all mysteries shall be revealed.” Little does Fabrizio know that his powers of reason --- and his newly forged skills at reading --- will be put to the test just a few minutes later, when Mangus is accused of treason by Pergamontio’s chief prosecutor.

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