Max Quick (Hardcover)

The Pocket and the Pendant

By Mark Jeffrey

HarperCollins, 9780061988929, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Max Quick is a pickpocket, a vagabond, an orphan, and a thief. Even so, nothing about him seems particularly special . . . until one day when time mysteriously stops. Suddenly, nearly everyone in the world is frozen in time—except for Max.

Now Max must journey across America to find the source of the Time-stop. Along the way, he meets others who aren't suspended in time, like Casey, a girl who's never been on her own until now. Together, as they search for the cause of this disaster, Max and his companions encounter ancient mysteries, magic books, and clues to the riddle of stopped time. But relentless and mysterious villains are hot on Max's heels and will do everything in their power to prevent Max from ending the Time-stop. And the closer Max gets to the answers, the more it seems that his own true identity is not what he once believed.

Racing against a clock that no longer ticks, Max must embrace his past to save his future—and the world—from being altered forever.

About the Author

Mark Jeffrey is an internet entrepreneur and author who originally published max quick as a digital audio book. You can also follow him on Twitter (@markjeffrey).

Praise For Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant

“Jeffrey’s descriptions of how time has stopped will stop readers in their own tracks. Plenty of action-adventure appeal.”
— Booklist

“An imaginative addition to the middle-grade speculative adventure canon.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This fast-paced adventure…will keep readers turning the pages. The incorporation of figures from Sumerian mythology adds an interesting element that may appeal to fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” series.”
— School Library Journal

“Riveting. The Pocket and the Pendant is not what you expect, no matter what you expect.”
— Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author

“A fresh, fun and fascinating idea deftly brought to life. With all its deeply–felt adventure, Max Quick should quickly captivate young readers.”
— James Jennewein and Tom S. Parker, authors of the RuneWarriors Trilogy

“A wildly imaginative romp through the vagaries of time, Max Quick leads the reader on a high–speed tour of ancient myths, alien kingdoms and some books you can really throw yourself into. Terrific adventure at breakneck speed.”
— Richard Newsome, author of The Billionaire’s Curse