Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307976815
ISBN - 13: 9780307976819
About the Book
In this rollicking new mystery series by a Newbery Medalist, Max Starling's parents are missing. Over the course of three books, Max will find them, and embark on a daring rescue. Max lives by his own wits, inventing a job for himself as "the solutioneer." Illustrations.
From the Publisher
Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking
mystery in three acts!
Max''s parents are missing. They are actors, and thus
unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic
note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave
him behind? Have they been kidnapped?
Until he can figure it out, Max feels it''s safer to keep a low
profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max
has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend
in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he
Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He
finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost
love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it''s more. Max
finds a way to solve people''s problems-he engineers better
outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max,
Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .
About the Author
CYNTHIA VOIGT is the acclaimed author of many books,
including Dicey''s Song,winner of the Newbery Medal,
and A Solitary Blue, winner of a Newbery Honor,
and Homecoming. For the body of her work,
Cynthia Voigt was honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for
Outstanding Literature for Young Adults. She lives with her husband
New York Times Book Review, September 15, 2013:
"The charm, the quirkiness, the quiet originality of The
Book of Lost Things are immensely appealing to those of us who love
the classic possibilities and styles of children''s
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 10, 2013:"An
endearing, memorable protagonist and a clever plot make this a
Review, Publishers Weekly, July 8, 2013:
"Voigt''s accomplished writing draws readers into every
aspect of [Max''s] world."
Review, School Library Journal, July 2013:
"Max displays good sense, a sensitive nature, and winning
ingenuity... [a] comedic page-turner."
The Christian Science Monitor:
"A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of
fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor."