"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
02 September 2013
Voigt, Cynthia. Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things. Knopf BFYR, 2013.
Max's parents are actors, and when they receive an invitation to go to India and perform for royalty, how can they refuse? But Max misses the boat they sail on and ends up staying with his grandmother. While waiting to hear from his parents, Max becomes a "finder of lost things": he finds someone's child, someone's dog, someone's spoon, and someone's long lost love. But can Max ever find his parents?
I loved Cynthia Voigt's work as a child, so I was very excited to see this new book coming out. I was not disappointed. Voigt created some lovable characters and placed them in a fun mystery. The reader will likely guess many of the connections before Max figures them out, but that's part of the fun of this book. I read this entire book in one afternoon; I couldn't put it down! This book is definitely a winner; I look forward to reading any sequels that Voigt may write in this series.
Recommended for: middle grade, tweens, those who enjoy mysteries, parents looking for "clean" books for their kids to read
Red Flags: none.
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of review.