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Zach King is a modern magician, wowing online audiences with his inventive, playful and mind-boggling stop-motion film-making. Zach has worked with the biggest youth targeted brands in the world, from Crayola and Lego to Disney. Outside of traditional celebrities, Zach King is the most followed social media account in the world. Every week a video made by Zach is viewed 27 Million times.My Magical Life is Zach's first novel.
May 2018 Book of the Month | Zach King’s family have magical powers, and for a glorious short couple of weeks he did too. Now though, he’s back to being a normal kid, with no way to create the mind-blowing spectacles that won him thousands of Youtube views. There’s another blow when a cool new kid asks Zach’s friend and crush Rachel to the school dance. Can Zach borrow his family’s magic to prove that he’s still the guy for her? The action is fast and funny, especially when the borrowed magic proves harder for Zach to control than expected. Pages of text are interspersed with colour pictures and cartoon strip style illustration, and this is another classic school caper given a quirky, appealing contemporary twist.
October 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: boy discovers his magical powers at school This funny, action-packed story will satisfy readers with a taste for magic, school capers and the absurd. Everyone in Zach’s family can do magic, except him. When he reaches the age of 11, still magic free, his parents give up and send him to his local school. Amongst the usual ups and downs of school – making friends, running up against the bullies, developing a massive crush on a fellow classmate – Zach discovers his magic, via of all things a pair of old baseball caps. Playing around with his new skill makes him something of a YouTube star, but attracts the attention of mean girl Trisha too. Neatly told with some of the zaniest scenes brought to life through cartoon strip illustration, this will be a real hit with young readers. ~ Andrea Reece
The third book in this magical middle-grade series from Zach King Things are going pretty well for Zach. He recovered his magical powers, he and his best friend's YouTube channel is super popular, and he's talking to Rachel - the girl he has a crush on. But when Zach collides with a magical mirror, he gets trapped in a world where everything is different and he has no powers! Even worse, his magic-world double, Jak, is causing mayhem in Zach's world! Can he convince anyone to believe his story? Or will he be stuck in this mirror world forever? Features colour graphic novel sections and an augmented reality app that brings the illustrations to three-dimensional life!
The second book in Zach King's magical stories - Download the app for free and see the book come to life in 3D! Things are going pretty well for Zach since his last escapades. He's gone from zero to hero in no time. He's got great friends and a fast-growing reputation - he's just missing his magical power. He's about to ask Rachel to the upcoming school dance, when Hogan, the new kid from Australia, ruins his plans. But Zach learns that Hogan is plotting something even worse... Now Zach's on a mission to recover his magical powers and stop Hogan before it's too late!
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Magical Life written and read by Zach King. Eleven-year-old Zach has magical powers, just like everyone in his family, but hes having trouble harnessing his abilities. To help his powers manifest, and to help him appreciate his natural gifts, Zachs parents decide that he needs to be around real people more. No more homeschooling - its time for Zach to enter the scary world of secondary school. Zach cant resist a bit of magic though, but a simple spell ends with him and his best friend stuck in a vending machine. Someone filmed it and by the next day hes gone viral on YouTube, in the process attracting the attention of Rachel, the prettiest girl at school. With everyone wondering how Zach does his tricks, and with head mean girl Trisha plotting to bring him down, Zachs got his work cut out if hes going to survive year 7 and keep his dreams of becoming a master magician intact.
Selected as a title in Tom Fletcher's Book Club 2018! ------------- A debut series from the mega-talented Zach King, full of laughs, zany action and more than a hint of magic. Eleven-year-old Zach has magical powers, just like everyone in his family, but he's having trouble harnessing his abilities... Obviously being magical, but not being able to use his abilities isn't exactly great for Zach So, his parents decide he needs to be around real people. No more home schooling- it's time to go to the scary world of secondary school! But Zach can't resist a bit of magic... A simple spell ends with him and his best friend stuck in a vending machine. Someone filmed it and by the next day he's gone viral on YouTube, getting the attention of Rachel, the prettiest girl at school. With everyone wondering how Zach does his tricks, and with head mean girl Trisha plotting to bring him down, Zach's got his work cut out if he's going to survive year 7 and keep his dreams of becoming a master magician intact. Get the app! With the My Magical Life app, you can bring the book to life in front of your eyes!
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