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Mac B. is back... and this time, a new enemy is after the Crown Jewels! Will Mac solve this locked-room mystery in time?

An instant New York Times bestseller!The Crown Jewels are in danger... again! When the jewels go missing from inside a locked room, Mac''s spy skills are put to the test. How did the thief break in? Where did the jewels go? And will Mac be able to solve this locked room mystery before the thief escapes? This mystery isn''t just a whodunit... it''s a howdunit!The action in this adventure is nonstop, as Mac travels to an ancient Irish castle to solve the mystery. There, he encounters everything from killer king cobras to bizarre ice sculptures... and even a revenge plot dating back hundreds of years! Will you be able to solve the mystery before Mac does? Also features historical facts masterfully woven throughout the plot, and full-color illustrations on every page. Don''t miss the installment of this totally smart and sidesplittingly funny New York Times bestselling series, Mac B., Kid Spy.

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Praise for The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2): : An instant New York Times bestseller!"Barnett opens his casebook again-this time to solve a classic locked-room mystery...Almost every page contains Lowery''s illustrations, loosely drawn and garishly colored in green and orange, which give the whole affair a zany feel that is much enhanced by the narrative with its running gags. Kudos to a pint-size Poirot, pre-Mustache!" - Booklist"Barnett''s signature dry wit and snappy back-and-forths, particularly between the ingenuously sincere Mac and the standoffish Queen, keep the story steadily moving forward; a convoluted historical account of Colonel Blood''s attempted robbery...Lowery''s cartoony spot art, in black, green, and orange, provides additional historical and cultural information and frequently supports the narrative." - Horn Book"Barnett and Lowery team up again in this second outing of international espionage mystery with royal overtones... this is a nifty mystery for young readers and a worthy sequel to the first." - Kirkus Reviews Praise for Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1): A New York Times bestseller! An Amazon Best Book of 2018* "Barnett and Lowery bring the funny to the serious art of espionage in a perfect interplay of text and illustration...Barnett interweaves tidbits of global history fit for trivia lovers, while Lowery''s comic-style images play a key role in the humor...Told with a sense of nostalgia for 1980s history and pop culture, the silliness and originality of this book will hook young readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review"Barnett takes his readers on a fun-filled ride...Barnett''s tone throughout the story is humorous, lighthearted, and a little glib, and the over-the-top story is sure to appeal to many readers...an enjoyable romp that will leave readers salivating for the sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews"[Barnett''s] riotous series debut as an adult recalling a 1980s childhood caper...goofy, two-color pictures by Lowery (the Doodle Adventure series) ramp up the silliness of this adventure...which should snare even the most hesitant readers." -- Publishers Weekly"Barnett''s knack for both quirky situational humor and heartfelt sentiment work in tandem to create a balanced-while still outrageous-early-chapter-book caper. Lowery''s frequent cartoony black, yellow, and blue spot illustrations are integral to the narrative, providing clues to eagle-eyed readers and enhancing the humor." -- The Horn Book"Barnett''s series falls squarely in line with works from Jon Scieszka''s and Dav Pilkey''s oeuvres, offering kids another solid choice for what to read next." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books"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 Top Secret Smackdown (Mac B., Kid Spy #3):"Exciting action sneakily infused with points about the relationship between reality and story, delivered by a narrator who can claim with literal truth that he saved the day "on porpoise." --- Kirkus Reviews 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 The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2): : An instant New York Times bestseller!"Barnett opens his casebook again-this time to solve a classic locked-room mystery...Almost every page contains Lowery''s illustrations, loosely drawn and garishly colored in green and orange, which give the whole affair a zany feel that is much enhanced by the narrative with its running gags. Kudos to a pint-size Poirot, pre-Mustache!" - Booklist"Barnett''s signature dry wit and snappy back-and-forths, particularly between the ingenuously sincere Mac and the standoffish Queen, keep the story steadily moving forward; a convoluted historical account of Colonel Blood''s attempted robbery...Lowery''s cartoony spot art, in black, green, and orange, provides additional historical and cultural information and frequently supports the narrative." - Horn Book"Barnett and Lowery team up again in this second outing of international espionage mystery with royal overtones... this is a nifty mystery for young readers and a worthy sequel to the first." - Kirkus Reviews Praise for Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1): A New York Times bestseller! An Amazon Best Book of 2018* "Barnett and Lowery bring the funny to the serious art of espionage in a perfect interplay of text and illustration...Barnett interweaves tidbits of global history fit for trivia lovers, while Lowery''s comic-style images play a key role in the humor...Told with a sense of nostalgia for 1980s history and pop culture, the silliness and originality of this book will hook young readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review"Barnett takes his readers on a fun-filled ride...Barnett''s tone throughout the story is humorous, lighthearted, and a little glib, and the over-the-top story is sure to appeal to many readers...an enjoyable romp that will leave readers salivating for the sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews"[Barnett''s] riotous series debut as an adult recalling a 1980s childhood caper...goofy, two-color pictures by Lowery (the Doodle Adventure series) ramp up the silliness of this adventure...which should snare even the most hesitant readers." -- Publishers Weekly"Barnett''s knack for both quirky situational humor and heartfelt sentiment work in tandem to create a balanced-while still outrageous-early-chapter-book caper. Lowery''s frequent cartoony black, yellow, and blue spot illustrations are integral to the narrative, providing clues to eagle-eyed readers and enhancing the humor." -- The Horn Book"Barnett''s series falls squarely in line with works from Jon Scieszka''s and Dav Pilkey''s oeuvres, offering kids another solid choice for what to read next." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books"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 Top Secret Smackdown (Mac B., Kid Spy #3):"Exciting action sneakily infused with points about the relationship between reality and story, delivered by a narrator who can claim with literal truth that he saved the day "on porpoise." --- Kirkus Reviews 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

About the Author

Mike Lowery is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has worked on dozens of award-winning books for kids, including The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, Mac B, Kid Spy by Mac Barnett, How to Be a T.Rex, and many others. He''s also written several books, including the Doodle Adventures series of graphic novels for kids and Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know, which collects his drawings of super-weird and totally true facts. Visit him online at mikelowery.com.

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, the New York Times bestselling The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, the Caldecott Honor Book and E.B. White Read Aloud Award-winner Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and the Caldecott Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winner Extra Yarn. He is also the coauthor of the bestselling Terrible Two series with Jory John. Mac lives in Berkeley, California.

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3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Inappropriate riddle for 7 year old in an otherwise good book
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019
We had thoroughly enjoyed the first book of this series (both parent and child), so I was very much looking forward to reading the 2nd book to my 7 year old son. Again, I found it to be enjoyable...until the part where there is a riddle about a man who hanged himself. Why... See more
We had thoroughly enjoyed the first book of this series (both parent and child), so I was very much looking forward to reading the 2nd book to my 7 year old son. Again, I found it to be enjoyable...until the part where there is a riddle about a man who hanged himself. Why is this in the story? It is not age appropriate content. I wish I had read the earlier reviews before purchasing this book as someone else had the same reaction as I had.
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Jennifer
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Good book but has inappropriate riddle about a man who hangs himself
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2020
My son is 7 and we got the first book for him at Christmas and he loved it. Decided to keep him reading and bought this second book in the series. It was all well and good until a riddle is described in the book about a man hanging himself, which is completely inappropriate... See more
My son is 7 and we got the first book for him at Christmas and he loved it. Decided to keep him reading and bought this second book in the series. It was all well and good until a riddle is described in the book about a man hanging himself, which is completely inappropriate in a child’s book. Why would the author introduce that concept to a child?! I’ll have to pre-read the remaining books in the series for any other problems.
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A great kid’s spy book for young readers
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019
These Mac B books are amusing. After reading them myself, I bought the first 2 books for my 8 year old nephew. They have subtle humor and bits of history about England. The artwork is simple yet hilarious. I love the facial expressions. If you have a reader who is reading... See more
These Mac B books are amusing. After reading them myself, I bought the first 2 books for my 8 year old nephew. They have subtle humor and bits of history about England. The artwork is simple yet hilarious. I love the facial expressions. If you have a reader who is reading chapter books, this is a nice transition to bigger words. There are still plenty of graphics to keep their attention and the words are a “good challenge” if that makes sense.
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Meagan Gütt
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Amazing adventures!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021
Bravo!!! Can I just say 100% 5 stars! My 9 year old loves to read and he checked out book 1 from his school library and read in 2 days. Book 2 was not available so I ordered it for him and again in two days he was done. His teacher and the librarian continued to deliver... See more
Bravo!!! Can I just say 100% 5 stars! My 9 year old loves to read and he checked out book 1 from his school library and read in 2 days. Book 2 was not available so I ordered it for him and again in two days he was done. His teacher and the librarian continued to deliver each book after that to him because they knew he was loving the series. He said I quote “ the greatest thing happened today at school mom” referring to getting the next book outside of library day. I just pre ordered the 6th book for its June release and then he will donate it to the library at his school! My parents and I lived in Prague for 2 years when the Berlin Wall came down so I’m always sharing the stories with him and so these books have many familiar and wonder places in them. Thank you to the author Mac Barnett for bringing the stories of adventure and mystery to my sons life.
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Eric H
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Entertaining Read, Even for Parents!
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2020
We had our 2nd grader read this to us -- the plot line is pretty entertaining for this series (even for adults), and it was a great book to bond with our child over. There are lots of great discussion points (historical figures, places, etc) and "stretch" vocabulary for... See more
We had our 2nd grader read this to us -- the plot line is pretty entertaining for this series (even for adults), and it was a great book to bond with our child over. There are lots of great discussion points (historical figures, places, etc) and "stretch" vocabulary for more advanced readers. Our son really enjoyed this one and was able to read it out loud (to my husband and I) over about 1.5hrs. Definitely recommend.
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Mychelle
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Interesting
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2021
Great series of books. Always a little slow in the beginning but my 7 year old grandson enjoys the story line and the many explanations we have to give him since he knows nothing of the Cold War kgb Berlin Wall and other facts sprinkled in the stories
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wigglewiggle
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Fun outlandish adventures
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019
I read this with my kids (we take turns with chapters). They have learned a bit of 80s history which is hilarious to hear them reference it or catch a reference in real life. They can tell you about the Icelandic flag, Beefeaters and the KGB. I hope this author writes more... See more
I read this with my kids (we take turns with chapters). They have learned a bit of 80s history which is hilarious to hear them reference it or catch a reference in real life. They can tell you about the Icelandic flag, Beefeaters and the KGB. I hope this author writes more books!
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Katie F.
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Great Beginner-Level Chapter Book
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2019
My 7to son loves these books. We read this one, as well as the first in the series, over and over. They are fun beginner-level chapter books.
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Bronte
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My kids love these books!
Reviewed in Canada on June 21, 2020
My kids love these books! a friend told me about them for her son who wasn’t a big reader. my almost 9-year-old son read the first one in two days, the second one is done and I’ve ordered a third! There are a lot of pics so easy read big also has a lot of factual info which...See more
My kids love these books! a friend told me about them for her son who wasn’t a big reader. my almost 9-year-old son read the first one in two days, the second one is done and I’ve ordered a third! There are a lot of pics so easy read big also has a lot of factual info which is great! My almost 6yr old son like it for his bedtime story:)
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Great
Reviewed in Canada on June 28, 2020
Great
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Excellent service
Reviewed in Canada on July 30, 2020
Thank you for the service. Book arrived on time and as described.
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Great books
Reviewed in Canada on January 27, 2021
My daughter can’t put these down.
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