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Michael Northrop

Biography

Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop is the author of two YA novels --- GENTLEMEN, one of the American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults" for 2010, and TRAPPED, a Spring 2011 Indie Next List selection --- and the new middle grade novel PLUNKED. He is originally from Salisbury, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, where he mastered the arts of BB gun shooting, tree climbing, and field goal kicking with only moderate injuries. After graduating from NYU, he worked at The World Almanac and Sports Illustrated Kids, where he was a senior editor from 2000 to 2008. His articles and stories have been published widely.

Michael Northrop

Books by Michael Northrop

by Michael Northrop - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

In the epic conclusion to Alex and Ren's quest, they must face off against the Death Walkers, The Order, and an army raised from the dead. Can Alex put an end to the chaos and send these evil spirits back where they belong --- without putting an end to his own life?

by Michael Northrop - Adventure, Children's 8-12

In the tradition of The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals, the TombQuest adventure continues online with an epic game! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through!

by Michael Northrop - Fantasy, Historical Fiction

If Alex and Ren are going to stop the Death Walkers, they know they have to find the powerful Lost Spells. So they head to the Valley of the Kings, deep in the Egyptian desert --- where they discover that Egypt is in the grips of madness. Voices in the air whisper dark secrets and flashes of light burn across the night sky.

by Michael Northrop - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery

Strange things are happening in London. Red rain is flooding the streets. People are going missing. And someone's opening graves in Highgate Cemetery. Only Alex and his best friend, Ren, suspect the truth: a Death Walker, a powerful ancient Egyptian evil, is behind the chaos. Their quest to bring him down takes them from New York to London, and from the land of the living to the deep underground tombs of the long dead.

by Michael Northrop


Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients--the Death Walkers--are also brought back to life.

by Michael Northrop - Fiction

Sixth grader Jack Mogens has it all figured out: He's got his batting routine down, and his outfielding earns him a starting spot alongside his best friend Andy on their Little League team, the Tall Pines Braves. How can he explain to his parents and friends why he WON'T be playing?