Mac Undercover

Mac Undercover

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781338143591
Branch Call Number: J BARNETT
Characteristics: 148 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lowery, Mike 1980-- Illustrator


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2020 Otter Award Nominee, Mac Undercover is based on the real-life adventures of author, Mac Barnett, kid spy. What do you do when the Queen of England gives you a spy assignment? You say yes and hop on a plane!

A kid spy embarks on an exciting adventure to recover the Queen's missing crown jewels in this silly story with cartoony illustrations.

A humorous spy novel full of comic book style illustrations are sure to intrigue new chapter book readers.

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Dec 20, 2020

I was having a hard time getting my 7-year old to read but after trying MANY books this one he sat down and read for longer than his required reading time, and finished it is just a few days. I didn't read the book myself but it must be good if he wanted to read the WHOLE BOOK!

Aug 06, 2020

Incredible series.

JCLChrisK May 31, 2019

This might be the most perfectly dry, deadpan book ever written. Mac--in brief, matter-of-fact, journalistic statements--shares a series of absurd, wacky events from his youth when the Queen of England called upon him to become an international spy. And it is most wonderfully amusing. Read it.

Mar 29, 2019

I like kidspy because it mac goes on adventures and there’s always a plot twist. James 7

Dec 12, 2018

My six year old son and I loved the humor in this book. We should remind you that this is a true story. No fake news here folks. It's a little know fact that the Queen of England sometimes calls kids for help spying and retrieving stolen treasure. Look it up.

ArapahoeSusan Sep 05, 2018

Mac Barnett is so creative and funny. I was laughing out loud by page 3!


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cmlibrary_jcurrie Jun 20, 2019

The Crown Jewels have been stolen! The only person that can recover the stolen property, which turns out to be a royal spoon, is a kid named Mac Barnett. The Queen of England calls Mac and tells him that he must find her coronation spoon. Mac flies to England and gets a description of the spoon and examines the note left behind by the thief. The Queen hires Mac as a secret agent for England and gives him a few spy gadgets to help him solve this mystery.


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