Tank and Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage
Tank and Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage
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Series: Tank and Fizz   

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Annotation: In this illustrated middle-grade novel and third book in the Tank and Fizz series, a goblin detective and technology-tinkering troll must mix magic and gadge try to defeat the evil doom mages.
Catalog Number: #600364790
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Orca Books
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Territory: World
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: 1-459-81259-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-459-81259-8
Dewey: Fic
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal
Gr 36An action-packed detective story set in a land of monsters and magic. Tank and Fizz, monster detectives, are called upon to help their friend Aleetha, a wizard in training, discover the reason for the disappearance of mages from various disciplines. The villains make use of a cloaking spell, so the sleuths are the only two who can actually witness the kidnappings. Combining magic and technology, the trio sneak into the Shadow Tower to get to the bottom of the mystery. Two-tone illustrated panels interspersed between chapters add extra detail to what is already an action-oriented tale. While a quick pace moves the narrative along, characters are a bit flat and world-building is nonexistent. The plot is interesting but ultimately not compelling. Reluctant readers may be drawn to the illustrations as well as to the antics of the heroes, but those looking for richer detail will be unsatisfied. Give to fans of Ursula Vernon's "Dragonbreath" series or Jennifer Holm's "Squish" series. VERDICT Recommended for libraries where the other books in this series are popular; an additional purchase elsewhere.Jenni Frencham, Columbus Public Library, WI
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 24,008
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 502633 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 610L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

As the eve of the great Wizards' Summit approaches, wizards from all over Rockfall Mountain descend on the school at Shadow Tower to refine their craft. When professors start disappearing, it's up to magic-fearing monster sleuths Tank and Fizz to solve this spell-packed mystery and find the missing mages. Aleetha, their detective partner and a wizard-in-training, has dragged Tank and Fizz into the heart of the Shadow Tower, where libraries fly, spells fill the air, and an ancient army of darkness stirs, when she receives a mysterious message from her missing teacher. Using their detective skills, a pinch of magic and a trickle of technology, the friends stumble into a battle that's been brewing for decades. And what starts as a simple missing-persons case turns into a clash of light versus dark magic. Can Tank and Fizz overcome their fears and track down the missing mages before the black magic makes them disappear for good? The Case of the Missing Mage is the third book in the Tank & Fizz series about two crime-solving monsters living under a mountain, following The Case of the Slime Stampede and The Case of the Battling Bots. Stay tuned for book four, coming spring 2018.


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