Big Max by Kin PlattBig Max by Kin Platt

Big Max

byKin Platt

Paperback | April 19, 1978

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"The world's greatest detective" follows the clues that lead to the King of Pooka Pooka's missing prize elephant. "The character of Big Max, a kind of miniature Sherlock Holmes, is well drawn in both words and pictures." —SLJ.

Kin Platt (1911–2003) was the author of the perennially popular I Can Read Book Big Max, as well as several outstanding young-adult novels and the Max Roper mystery series for adults. Mr. Platt was also a noted cartoonist.
Title:Big MaxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.19 inPublished:April 19, 1978Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064440060

ISBN - 13:9780064440066

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mystery for Young Readers! Reason for Reading: My son read the book to me as his reader. Comments: The King of Pooka Pooka calls in Big Max to find his missing elephant, Jumbo, who was kept in a locked courtyard with no possible way out. Big Max, who travels by umbrella, takes the case and follows the clues to solve the mystery and find the beloved Jumbo, as today is his birthday. Big Max is an adorable character! Very helpful and clever in following the trail of clues, not letting a false clue steer him wrong for long. My son really enjoyed this book! He found the mystery aspect exciting and tried to guess what was happening ahead of Big Max. He also thought the story was very funny and we had some laugh out loud moments. A huge success as it had ds wanting to read more than was required of him at almost every sitting! Robert Lopshire's illustrations are priceless and Big Max is a comical pastiche of the old-time detective with his deer stalker Sherlock Holmes outfit, hat pulled down so low that his magnifying glass seems to be his only sight and his diminutive size challenges him to live up to his name, Big Max. A well-written story, with plot that is sure to please young readers. This is still in publication and is now being published as a Level 2 reading level in the current series.
Date published: 2010-02-25

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Big Max, the world's greatest detective, helps a king find his missing elephant