The Palace of Memory
From the Series Mysterium
Danny Woo has just escaped from the jaws of death. But he’s still haunted by the suspicious deaths of his parents, who were the star performers in a radical traveling circus, the Mysterium. When he discovers that the Mysterium is re-forming in Barcelona—without him—he’s devastated. But after learning that the Mysterium’s enemies may be active in Barcelona, he rushes to warn his friends.
Could there be a traitor within the company itself? If Danny wants to live long enough to find the answers, he will need all the skills his parents taught him. He senses that everything is linked to his parents’ deaths . . . and to the clues they left behind.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||352|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.2|
Author: Julian Sedgwick
Julian Sedgwick lives in England with his wife and two sons. Julian's lifelong interest in the arts and culture of China and Japan has influenced much of his work, as has his fascination with performance, street art, and circus.
Illustrator: Patricia Moffett
Patricia Moffett creates illustrations for a wide variety of books for adults and children alike. She particularly enjoys working on jackets and novels for her readers. Patricia lives in the UK.
“Sedgwick keeps the pages turning with nonstop action; daring circus stunts; light mystery; and an interesting, multiethnic cast of characters. An abrupt ending signals more high-stakes adventures for Danny Woo and the Mysterium.”—Booklist
“This fast-paced mystery is packed with exotic locations, a multicultural cast, code-breaking, high-speed chases, and masterful magic tricks. . . . Chaos barely contained makes for a thrilling read.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Danny’s charm, abilities, and mental fortitude will endear him to both old and new readers. Purchase where readers clamor for fast-paced adventure/mystery.”—School Library Journal