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Grant, Michael. 
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2010
IL 5=8, RL 6.0
ISBN 0061833665
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Have you ever thought that there are too many extraordinary heroes in books?  Heroes who are just too good to be true?  Well David "Mack" McAvoy is no extraordinary boy.  He's just plain, well - average. He's no one's pick for a hero.  In fact, he's not even any one's pick for dodge ball. But, like many heroes in books, Mack's fate isn't up to him.  One day, in the boys' bathroom, of all places, a three-thousand year old man named Grimluk appears to Mack and tells him he is one of the Magnificent Twelve, an ancient group dedicated to fighting evil.  Mack must join together with eleven other twelve-year olds to stop an evil force that is most definitely on its way. Now for a boy with more phobias than friends, this is a risky undertaking, one he's not too sure he wants to undertake. However, with the help of a not-too-bright clay double, Mack answers the call.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Good and evil -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Adventure fiction.

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