The Mythics #1: Marina and the Kraken

by Lauren Magaziner

On Sale: 09/06/2022

The Mythics #1: Marina and the Kraken

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The Mythics #1: Marina and the Kraken

by Lauren Magaziner

illustrated by Mirelle Ortega

On Sale: 09/06/2022

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About the Book

From Case Closed author Lauren Magaziner and artist Mirelle Ortega comes the first book in a new highly illustrated middle grade fantasy series. Full of action, adventure, and friendship, a team of five girls must stop a powerful villain by finding their mythical familiars.

It’s Pairing Day in Terrafamiliar! Marina has been waiting for this moment—anxiously—for as long as she can remember. Because today’s the day she gets to bond with her animal familiar for life, like every other ten-year-old in the land.

Except after the ceremony ends, Marina doesn’t have one. And she’s not alone . . . four other girls also didn’t get their animal companions. The leaders of Terrafamiliar realize something special is happening: Marina and the other four girls—Kit, Ember, Pippa, and Hailey—are called Mythics

In times of unrest, the Mythics must earn their Mythies—mythical beasts—in quests of courage. But danger lurks everywhere as there are others seeking this mysterious power. And only the Mythics can save Terrafamiliar! 

Critical Praise

PRAISE FOR BOOK 1 IN THE CASE CLOSED SERIES: “The ‘choose your own adventure’ format adds a fun twist, offering readers different options, like whom to interview, what to examine, and which clues to follow. An entertaining romp that will appeal to fans of humorous mysteries.”  — School Library Journal

"The characters are real kids dealing with real worries. Carlos is so concerned about money that he takes on the near-impossible task of solving a case for his mother, but it’s this concern that makes him endearing. The various options mean the story takes on a new flavor with every reading. The puzzles are based in learning, so readers work to solve each clue before moving on to the next. Magaziner blends the fun of interactive stories with a suspenseful mystery and delightful characters."  — Booklist

PRAISE FOR THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN WITCHES: “Readers will banish themselves from the ordinary world to finish this book in a flash.”  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The kids’ slowly forming friendship has real grace and authenticity."  — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063058880
  • ISBN 10: 006305888X
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 09/06/2022
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical

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