The Sound of Danger (Mac B., Kid Spy #5) (5)
Mac B. is sitting in school dreading his Math Minute test. He takes the test and waits for the teacher to tell him if he passed to the next level when he is called to the office. His mother with a British accent has called to pick him up early. Mac smiles because he knows “his mother” is the Queen of England with an assignment for him.
She is bringing him to England for his next mission. His mission involves tracking down the worlds best violins and making sure the rest do not get stolen. So, he spends all night in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University to protect the violin called The Messiah. Things don’t go quite as he plans, which lead him on an adventure to Italy to finally find out who is behind this horrendous crime.
The book was plotted out well; my only complaint is I thought the end could have been a chapter longer. I love the idea that the spy kid is the author as a child. I thought the descriptions were spot on for a book with lots of illustrations. It read like a young middle grade novel. I could see kids, especially third through fifth grade students, loving this. The illustrations fit the book very well. I love that it is similar to a graphic novel. My favorite scenes were the buildings and the grumpy queen, which I think kids would find hilarious.
|Author||Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Mike Lowery|
|Page Count||176 pages|
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