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The Mister Max Series

by Cynthia Voigt (Author) Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)

Book Cover for the Mister Max Series
Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max Starling's theatrical father likes to say that at twelve a boy is independent. He also likes to boast (about his acting skills, his wife's acting skills, a fortune only his family knows is metaphorical), but more than anything he likes to have adventures. Max Starling's equally theatrical mother is not a boaster but she enjoys a good adventure as much as her husband.

When these two disappear, what can sort-of-theatrical Max and his not-at-all theatrical grandmother do? They have to wait to find out something, anything, and to worry, and – in Max's case – to figure out how to earn a living at the same time as he maintains his independence.

Series Summary

Series: Mister Max
Tags: mystery adventure historical illustrated family friendship
Series reading level: 8+
Books in series: 3
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1The Book of Lost Things  (2013)
2The Book of Secrets  (2014)
3The Book of Kings  (2015)