Author: Cynthia Voigt

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The Book of Lost Things - Mister Max 1

The Book of Lost Things
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780307976819
  • Release: 2013-09-10
  • Author: Cynthia Voigt
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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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 . . .

Age Level: 8 and up | Grade Level: 3 and up