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The Game Masters of Garden Place

by Markell, Denis (Author)

ISBN: 9781101931912

A quirky Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adventure that will appeal to gamers and readers of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series. What if your favorite fantasy game characters showed up on your doorstep IRL? Sixth graders Ralph, Jojo, Noel, Persephone, and Cammi are hooked on fantasy tabletop role-playing games. When they somehow manage to summon their characters to Ralph's house, things take a truly magical turn! The five are soon racing around town on a wild adventure that tests their both their RPG skills and their friendship. Will Ralph and crew be able to keep their characters out of trouble? Trying to convince a sticky-fingered halfling rogue not to pickpocket or a six-foot-five barbarian woman that you don't always have to solve conflicts with a two-handed broadsword is hard enough. How will they ever send the adventurers back to their mystical realm?

Honors and Praise for Denis Markell's CLICK HERE TO START: A Junior Library Guild Selection

Humor, believable characters, and adventure...[keep] readers in suspense to the end. A winner for mystery enthusiasts.-Kirkus Reviews

In this clever debut, Markell takes readers on a clue-filled adventure...[and] maintains an energetic, entertaining balance of character-driven narrative and tricky challenges.-Publishers Weekly

Markell's highly entertaining debut novel...is a well-paced read with fully realized and likable characters...[and] should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game-based stories, and reluctant readers.-School Library Journal

Story Locale: Brooklyn, NY

Age Range: From 10 to 0

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, July 2018

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 0 H

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