“Being twelve has never been so hilarious, magical, and magnificent! Move over,
Frodo, Percy, Harry, and Artemis make room for Mack and the Magnificent Twelve!”
— Becky Anderson, Anderson’s Bookshop

The Call is a funny, fast-paced adventure featuring a very ordinary twelve-year-old
with all sorts of extraordinary fears! I can’t wait to read—and laugh with—the next
— Peter Glassman, Books of Wonder

“Humor abounds in this tongue-in-cheek contemporary fantasy, and Mack is
absolutely nothing like a hero, which makes him perfect for the job. Fast-paced,
funny, and clever.”
— Sarah Todd, Children’s Book World

“This novel never failed to surprise me: One moment I’m caught up in the action of an obstacle that Mack
is dealing with and the next moment I’m laughing out loud! Great, easy read.”
— Lydia Hutcheons, Barbara’s Bookstore

“The first volume of The Magnificent 12 is action packed and Grant’s wordplay has a Snicket-esque sense
of humor, making this a very fun story.”
— Amie Mechler-Hickson, Boswell Book Company

“Michael Grant has concocted a hilarious adventure. Laugh-out-loud funny.”
— D. J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series

“A thrill ride with cool monsters, relatable heroes, and big laughs. What more could a kid ask for?”
— Patrick Carman, author of the Land of Elyon series, the Atherton trilogy, and the Skeleton Creek series

“Welcome to Monty Python meets The Lord of the Rings. The future of all civilization rests in the hands of a
middle school wimp with more phobias than muscle groups, and saving the world has never been funnier.”
— Gordon Korman, author of Pop and Zoobreak

“Fantastically funny and fast-paced.”
— Angie Sage, author of the Septimus Heap series