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 Black Dragon (Mysterium)
 Author: Sedgwick, Julian

 Publisher:  Carolrhoda (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 346 p., map, 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 795177 ISBN: 9781467775670
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 Adventure fiction
 Circus -- Fiction
 Magic tricks -- Fiction
 Gangs -- Fiction
 Orphans -- Fiction
 Racially mixed people -- Fiction
 Hong Kong (China) -- Fiction

Price: $22.16

In book 1, talented magician Danny, who is half-Chinese, half-British, and dwarf strongman Zamora try to find the connection between the disastrous end of the circus Mysterium, where Danny's performer parents were killed, and the disappearance of his guardian aunt, who is investigating sinister gangs in Hong Kong.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 178916
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 67902

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/15)
   Booklist (02/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/01/2016 When an explosion rips through 12-year-old Danny’s school, it turns out to be the first of many attacks he must dodge over the next several days. The blast brings his parents, lost in a fire, to the forefront of his mind, along with his suspicion that their deaths were not accidental. In an attempt to cheer Danny up, his reporter aunt (and guardian) suggests that he come with her to Hong Kong while she investigates a story, giving him a chance to connect with his Chinese heritage. They have barely arrived when Aunt Laura’s research into Hong Kong’s criminal underworld results in her kidnapping. Equipped with unusual talents from growing up in a traveling circus, Danny must attempt a death-defying rescue. This first installment in the Mysterium series is filled with action and stage magic, though Danny’s struggles with identity and his parents’ deaths are never far from the surface, making this adventure more than gangster brawls and misdirection. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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