Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt-ESSENTIAL

Voigt, Cynthia, ill. by Jacob Bruno. Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things. Pgs. 384. Random House, 2013. $16.99. Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G

When Max’s parents receive a mysterious letter, it looks like their adventures are about to begin. Then, the ship leaves without Max and with his actor parents. Max serendipitously becomes a sleuth. His parent’s ship is lost. Max discovers he is a finder of lost things . . that is other’s lost things and not his own.

Max has a good heart, a sharp mind, and is an engaging character. Cynthia Voigt’s newest novel is a delightful escapade of circumstances. The Mister Max series will entice and captivate readers. This book is particularly good for boys. EL, MS-ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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