The Book of Lost Things

by Cynthia Voigt (Author) Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)

Book Cover for The Book of Lost Things

   Book 1   
Pages: 384

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.

Surprisingly, it seems 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, he's much 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...

Mister Max Series—Summary and Book Order

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

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The Book of Lost Things  (2013)
2.   The Book of Secrets  (2014)
3.   The Book of Kings  (2015)