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The Magical Mix-Up

Written by Zach King

Illustrated by Beverly Arce

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LoveReading View on The Magical Mix-Up

In a nutshell: fast-moving mix of magic, first crushes and knockabout humour

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. 

Andrea Reece

The Magical Mix-Up Synopsis

The second book in the middle-grade series from the mega-talented Zach King, full of laughs, zany action, fun characters and magic. Zach is one of the biggest stars on Instagram, with 17.2 million followers.

The My Magical Life series will soon be a Dreamworks movie!

The Magical Mix-Up Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our LoveReading4Kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Daniel Bisland, age 10 - 'We would love another book in this series.'
  • Harsh Budhdeo, age 11 - 'Definitely aced the first one - just as exciting and leaves you wanting more of Zach King.'
  • Charlotte Walker, adult - 'Fast paced, action packed and magical.'
  • Seren Daly, age 11 - 'This book is all about Zach King and is the second book in the series. I loved it and can recommend it to all.'
  • Ross O'Gorman, age 11 - 'Imaginative, creative and so much fun, in this second book about Zach, he must recover his magical powers to stop a kid from Australia, who is up to no good at the big school dance.'

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ISBN: 9780241321881
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241321881
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: Zach King
Illustrator: Beverly Arce
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Zach King

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.

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