Mister Max

The Book of Lost Things

By Cynthia Voigt; Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780307976819, 367pp.)

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

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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 dons.

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, Solutioneer.  

Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .




About the Author
Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for "Dicey's Song", the Newbery Honor Award for "A Solitary Blue", and the National Book Award Honor for "Homecoming", all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including "Izzy, Willy-Nilly" and "Jackaroo". She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.
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