Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mister Max sets out

MISTER MAX: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by Cynthia Voigt. Knopf, 2013.

A mysterious message offers to take Max and his family to a faraway land where riches await them. However, circumstances end up with Max left behind while his parents seem to have disappeared. And so the mystery, actually the mysteries, begin. As Max and his grandmother search for clues about his parents, Max stumbles into some mysteries of his own. Before long, he is better known as Mister Max, a solutioneer. Will Max be able to find his parents? Can he survive on his own? An amiable cast of eccentric characters will draw readers in and have them guessing along with Max.

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