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{Mac Undercover: Mac Barnett}Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
Series: Mac B., Kid Spy
Published by Orchard Books on September 11, 2018
Genres: Adventure, Childrens, Middle School, Mystery
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid.
And while he was a kid, he was a spy.
Not just any spy.
But a spy…for the Queen of England.

James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there’s only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure…but will he find it in time?

From secret identities to Karate hijinks, this fast-paced, witty and historically inspired chapter book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. With full-color illustrations and fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor. Discover this totally smart and side-splittingly funny new series, and experience what it’s really like to be a kid spy.

{My thoughts} – Mac is an interesting character. This book is written in the 1980’s. I really enjoyed reading all the references to older time within the pages of this book. I myself am a 1980’s baby and know what many of the things mentioned in this book are.

Mac is a young boy that gets a call from the Queen of England. She tells him that she needs him to do a favor for her. It turns out that some of the crown jewels were stolen and it is up to Mac to find out who took them and how to get them back.

This is a fun book with plenty of humor in it’s pages. It reminded me of a more funny but lighter version of the Alex Rider book I’d read in the past. It has some really simple illustrations on most of it’s pages that help the reader to more explore the world in which the book is written.

I recommend this book for any child that is interested in reading books about children turned into spies. I also think that children that enjoy adventure books with also enjoy this book. I look forward to reading book two in this series and seeing where Mac the spy is headed off to next.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.