Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio Scholarly Mangus the magician along with his street smart and faithful new servant boy Fabrizio have been marked as easy scap

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  • Title: Murder at Midnight
  • Author: Avi
  • ISBN: 9780545284226
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio Scholarly Mangus the magician along with his street smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king s court Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before thA plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio Scholarly Mangus the magician along with his street smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king s court Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight or face death Intricate plotting, surprise twists, and lively prose make for another suspenseful page turner that stands alone or sets the stage for MIDNIGHT MAGIC

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    1. Avi is a fabulous writer. He creates vivid pictures of the past, and Murder at Midnight is no exception. This is a prequel to Midnight Magic.Fabrizio is a servant to Mangus, the Magician. Magic is not allowed in Pergamontio, but uneducated Fabrizio is amazed by his master's skills. When Mangus must either confess to a plot against the king or reveal who hatched the plot (neither of which is possible, since he had nothing to do with any plot), they must rely on Fabrizio's wits. The "magic" is the [...]

    2. A fairly good juvenile mystery set in Renaissance era Italy.A young boy is taken in by a famous magician in a backward Italian city. Everybody in the city believes that the magician is a real wizard. When hundreds of flyers, exactly alike appear throughout the town, the magician is arrested for witchcraft. The boy has to find out how the handbills were created, and clear the magician's name.Pretty good, but not quite up to the level of The Three Investigators.

    3. I struggled reading this book. I just couldn't get into the story and characters. It had promise but I couldn't seem to care. That being said, I have kids that I know will want to read it.

    4. i liked the way the author made the story mysterious,and interestinge main character has to do alot of things for his master(master manguscause his master is accused for some letters that magicly appear that want the king (king claudio)overthrown from his kingdom of pergamontios an epic struggle to prove his master is innocent be for has to face death.when master mangus is accused of treason by pergamontion's chief turns ot that someone in (league) with the (devil) has been plasstering the walls [...]

    5. This book has a good pace and has an old-fashioned but modern feel, and I enjoyed reading it. In this book, there are papers suggestions someone overthrowing the king of Pergamontio, Italy, and the king suspects it is the magician named Mangus. Mangus the magician, along with his servant, Fabrizio, help convince the king of what really happened. There is an interesting mysterious feel to this book, which makes you want to keep reading to find out what happens next. However, it is somewhat confus [...]

    6. Read with the kids. Avi writes good solid juvinile lit. He isn't Twain, Dahl or Kipling, but hell, few writers for kids are.

    7. I never actually did finish this book. I think I've had enough stories about subservient boy apprentices and crotchety old magicians. I couldn't finish the book.

    8. In the book Murder at Midnight, a young boy who has lived on his streets all his life, but one day a mistress named Sophia finds him and takes him in for they are in need of assistance. He never has had a name, but this young boy, Fabrizio named by his mistress, always loved magic. In the Kingdom of Pergamontio he watched and learned. His master, Mangus the Magician, always thought that he would never need Fabrizio and was always had a hate for him, but he himself had always loved magic. Fabrizi [...]

    9. The book was semi-interesting. I couldn't really get into the book and I was finding myself making excuses not to read this book. I felt that the entire time I was waiting for the climax and when I felt the conflict starting to be resolved, I started to feel like I had wasted time by reading this book. I wouldn't recommend it because it wasn't very action-packed, but if you want some time to kill, then yeah sure. Also, the cover is beautiful and yes, that is why I chose this book.

    10. A dim but kindhearted protagonistCommoners idioms with some philosophical depthSolid introduction to mystery for kids

    11. I thought the book was pretty good. Had a lot of suspense and a vivid mystery. It had a murder and someone awaiting murder unless they found out important information to save him.

    12. I liked it because I like books about the past. Also I would recommend this book for people who love books about the past.

    13. Ten year old Fabrizio is an orphan, entirely dependent on the goodwill of people like Mistress Sophia and her husband, Mangus the Magician. For the past month, Fabrizio has been doing his best to make himself indispensable to his new master, hoping against hope that Mangus will show him the secrets behind his most mind-boggling feats of magic.Mangus, however, sees little value in Fabrizio’s earnest but sometimes irritating enthusiasm, and he hopes that his young charge will redirect his zeal t [...]

    14. Do you like murder and mysteries and magic than this is the book for you. The setting takes place in Italy,1538 and the main character is Fabrizio a servant boy that is street smart and loyal to him master Mangus. Now Mangus is a magician who is displeased with Fabrizio's work but Fabrizio doesn't do anything wrong to make Mangus mad at him. When Mangus yells at Fabrizio I'm like "Dude it wasn't even him it was your other servants". Oh I forgot to tell you about to tell you about Mangus's other [...]

    15. Trouble is brewing in Pergamontio, Italy. The year is 1490 and a deadly plot to overthrow the king is unfolding. Papers demanding change have appeared all over the kingdom all magically the same. Magic is outlawed in Pergamontio, so surely Mangus the Magician must have something to do with this dangerous plot.Except Mangus isn't that kind of magician, at least he says so. Mangus' new servant boy, Fabrizio, is certain his master really can do magic. But he's also certain Mangus would never commit [...]

    16. This is not my favorite genre but for a historical fiction novel it was good. I am glad I chose this one because I like magic tricks and know a couple myself. It was a little sad at times and the characters were really good because they talked and looked like they would in that time.

    17. Murder at MidnightBy AviPublisher: Press# of Pages: 253Age Rating: 11+My Rating: 4 StarsSynopsis:A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio. Scholarly Mangus the magician -- along with his street-smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio -- have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king's court. Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight. . . o [...]

    18. Fabrizio is an orphan boy who has just been taken into the home of Mangus the Magician and his wife, Mistress Sophia. While Sophia has become attached to the boy, Mangus thinks ill of Fabrizio and wants him to go. When Mistress Sophia leaves to see her ill sister, she asks Fabrizio to try to win a place in the old magician’s heart so that he can always live with them. Fabrizio prepares himself to perform the tasks needed and to do his best so his master will love him. Fabrizio goes to his m [...]

    19. Murder at Midnight by Avi is a truly fascinating and quick read. The book itself is set in the Medieval times, when fear of the Devil and sorcery are at a high. It is about a young slave known as Fabrizio, who's master is Mangus. Fabrizio's master, who is known for doing magic tricks and shows, is accused of using witchcraft to write copies of pamphlets (that look exactly alike) against the king. With Mangus' wife out of town, Fabrizio, an uneducated slave, must work alone to somehow prove that [...]

    20. How do magic, orphans, the printing press, and philosophy come together to make a suspenseful murder mystery?you'll have to read Murder at Midnight by Avi to find out! Orphan Fabrizio has been taken in by kind, gentle Mistress Sophia and her magician husband, Magnus. But, the royals, specially King Claudio and Prince Cosimo have forbidden magic in any form in their Kingdom of Pergamontio (mostly because they are fearful of it). When a black-robed figure appears to warn Master Magnus of impending [...]

    21. This is set in that vaguely-Renaissancey Italy, the one where all good fairy tales are set (when they're not in that equally vaguely-Renaissancy France). The people here are ruled by a superstitious Prince and his equally superstitious (and stupid) son - magic is forbidden. Fabrizio, an orphan, works for Magnus, a Magician. Now, it's clear that Magnus is a card-trick magician, but to Fabrizio (and the Prince) he's The Real Deal.A man in a black cloak warns Magnus that his life is in danger, and [...]

    22. Fabrizio wants nothing more than to please his master, Magnus the Magician. But everything Fabrizio tries to do seems to be the wrong thing. Until Magnus is arrested by the Primo Magistrato Signor DeLaBina for doing magic. Now it is up to Fabrizio to save his master's life. But who can he trust? Prince Cosimo? Count Scarazoni? Or even King Claudio himself? As the clock on Magnus' life keeps ticking, Fabrizio must decide who is telling the truth and who is the traitor. This is a "quick read" myst [...]

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