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Young Adult Fiction Magical Realism

The Adventures of Mademoiselle Mac 2-Book Bundle

Mac in the City of Light / Mac on the Road to Marseille

by (author) Christopher Ward

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2015
Magical Realism, General, Europe
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
  • Reading age: 12 to 15


Mackenzie — just “Mac,” thanks — is a regular fourteen-year-old girl, until a school trip to Paris leaves her tangled up with a cast of shadowy characters, crazy cabbies, and … are those real-life gargoyles?

That’s just the beginning for Mac and her zany friends, whose adventures whisk them all around France. From a dizzying encounter on top of Notre Dame Cathedral to a cutthroat race to Marseille (try to steer around the sheep), Mac’s adventures have only begun!

Mac in the City of Light
Mac on the Road to Marseille

Mac in the City of Light
Mac’s school trip to Paris turns into an adventure she never imagined.

Mac on the Road to Marseille
Mac takes an adventure on the roads of France.

About the author

Christopher Ward, Canada's original MuchMusic VJ, wrote the worldwide No. 1 hit Black Velvet. His songs have been recorded by Diana Ross, The Backstreet Boys, and many others, and he's been seen as a judge on YTV's The Next Star. Ward is also the author of Dead Brilliant and Mac in the City of Light. He lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

This slightly off-beat romp carries a whiff of steampunk, travelogue, and “Bridget does Paris” new-age style, all rolled into one.… The semi-fantastical events work to keep readers’ interest and give a coordinated alternate view of a city that has been marketed as “McParis” perhaps once too often.

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With its fast pace and abundance of laughs, Mac’s adventure is a great page-turner.

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