The Palace of Memory

From the Series Mysterium

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 352
Publication Date 2017-03-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.2
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV001000, JUV067000, JUV031010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 790
Guided Reading Level Z
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187113
Accelerated Reader® Points 9.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

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

Kirkus Reviews

“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

School Library Journal

“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