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Max in the House of Spies

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Max in the House of Spies by Adam Gidwitz
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Feb 27, 2024 | ISBN 9780593112083

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“Gidwitz imbues Max’s first-person voice with plentiful charm and intellect, making him an irresistible and irrepressible protagonist…. An exciting mixture of triumphs and perils, leading up to a cliffhanger ending that will have readers clamoring for the sequel.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A duology opener with a truly likable hero and clever puzzling. Max in the House of Spies—packed with sideways thinking, sociopolitical insights, and a Marmite-eating kangaroo named Kathy—delights.″ —Kirkus

Praise for The Inquisitor’s Tale
A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
New York Times Bestseller

“What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering.″ —New York Times Book Review
“Adam Gidwitz mingles earthy humor and high culture in The Inquisitor’s Tale.”—Wall Street Journal, Best Books of the Year
“Three children persecuted for their religious beliefs band together to fight intolerance—and save their necks—in this fascinating story set in 13th century France.”—People

Praise for The Tale Dark & Grimm series
TODAY Show Al’s Book Club for Kids pick
E. B. White Read Aloud Award Honor Book
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice selection
New York Times Bestseller

“A wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice … completely fresh and unique.” —Rick Riordan, #1 bestselling author 
“Unlike any children’s book I’ve ever read. . . . Classic.” —New York Times Book Review
“Wicked smart and wicked funny. . . . Gidwitz truly cares about the kids he writes for.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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