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Mister Max Series

Cynthia Voigt and Iacopo Bruno
Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
Mister Max: The Book of Secrets by Cynthia Voigt; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
Mister Max: The Book of Kings by Cynthia Voigt; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Mister Max Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
It’s the final act of Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt’s Mister Max trilogy, in which the solutioneer sets off to rescue his missing parents!
 
Ever since Max’s parents were spirited away on a mysterious ship, he has longed to find them. He’s solved case after case for other people in his business as “solutioneer.” And he’s puzzled out the coded messages sent by his father. Max doesn’t know exactly what’s happened, but he knows his parents are in danger—and it’s up to him to save them.
 
Max and his friends (and a few old foes) don disguises and set sail on a rescue mission. It will take all of Max’s cleverness and daring to outmaneuver the villains that lie in wait: power-hungry aristocrats, snake-handling assassins, and bombardier pastry chefs.
 
And behind the scenes, a master solutioneer is pulling all the strings. . . . Has Max finally met his match?
 
“A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, [and] a rewarding adventure story.” —Booklist
 
“Immensely appealing.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor.” —The Christian Science Monitor
Book 2
From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt, Book II in the exciting adventures of Mister Max—12-year-old detective in disguise.
 
In Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things, Max Starling proved that he is more than a detective, he’s a Solutioneer. His reputation for problem-solving has been spreading—and now even the mayor wants his help.
 
Someone is breaking windows and setting fires in the old city, but the shopkeepers won’t say a word about the culprits. Why are they keeping these thugs’ secrets?
When the mayor begs for help, Max agrees to take the case, putting himself in grave danger. It’s a race to catch up with the vandals before they catch him.
 
Meanwhile, Max is protecting secrets of his own. His parents are still missing, and the cryptic messages he gets from them make it clear—it’s going to be up to Max to rescue them.
 
 
“Immensely appealing.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor.” —The Christian Science Monitor
Book 1
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 . . .
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