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The Quantum League #1: Spell Robbers

By Matthew J Kirby   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545502269 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.72" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545502290 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A magical crime saga filled with marvelous thrills and extraordinary adventure.

After Ben Warner is recruited to join a "science camp" led by the eccentric quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, he discovers the secret, powerful art of Actuation — the ability to change reality by simply imagining it differently.

When a mysterious group of men invade Dr. Hughes's laboratory, abducting her and stealing her precious equipment, Ben is suddenly caught up in a turf war between dangerous actuators desperate for Dr. Hughes's innovative technology. And as Ben is pulled into a perilous, hidden world full of impossibilities now made possible, will he be able to save Dr. Hughes and vanquish their enemies before it's too late?

From Edgar Award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby comes a fast-paced, boldly imagined tale of friendship, deadly adventure, and the infinite power of imagination.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Icefall

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
Winner of the PEN Center Literary Award
An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
A New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing Selection
Winner of the Judy Lopez Memorial Award

"[A] taut, compelling mystery and survival story." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] claustrophobic, thought-provoking coming-of-age adventure that shows a young woman growing into her own, while demonstrating the power of myth and legend." —Publishers Weekly

"Elegant and exciting." —Booklist

"A well-crafted story rich with emotion and intrigue. A thoroughly engaging read!" —Brandon Mull, bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series