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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library J MAR (Text) 33500013127790 New Checked out 06/02/2020
McIntosh Public Library J MAR (Text) 33500013127808 New Available -
Roseau Public Library j MAR (Text) 35500006216178 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062803801
  • ISBN: 0062803808
  • Physical Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2019.

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The McNeil family has always been professional hoaxers -- tricking bystanders into believing they're seeing legendary creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Unlike the rest of his family, twelve-year-old Grayson hates hoaxing and wants nothing to do with the business -- even when the McNeils land a huge job and must pull off four sea monster hoaxes in a week. But when things go disastrously wrong and Dad and Gramps go missing, Grayson and his brother, Curtis, are the only people who can finish the job and save their family.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Preteen Grayson McNeil longs to get out of his family's traditional business and attend an exclusive private high school where he can pursue his interest in photography. Martin takes this relatively conventional premise for a dizzying spin: that family business happens to be the staging of cryptid sightings, crop circles, and other cons. Grayson has painful choices to make when longtime rivals in the same line of work kidnap the adult McNeils and steal their elaborately crafted monster models and suits. Without help from the police (duh), can Grayson and his only somewhat more experienced older brother pull off a scheduled Champ sighting in Vermont and a rescue? Giving her sometimes comically hapless duo an unasked-for ally in Clare, a biracial classmate of Grayson's who has secrets of her own (but is more resourceful than all of the males in the tale combined), the author piles hoaxes atop hoaxes on the way to a climactic end. The McNeil motto, "Keep the Legends Alive," takes on new meaning for Grayson, as it will for readers. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Hoaxes > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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