Mister Max

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things Publisher's Summary

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 and 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.

©2013 Cynthia Voigt (P)2013 Knopf Books for Young Readers
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  • Book 1

    • Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things

    • Mister Max, Book 1
    • By: Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 2

    • Mister Max: The Book of Secrets

    • Mister Max 2
    • By: Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 3

    • Mister Max: The Book of Kings

    • Mister Max , Book 3
    • By: Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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. He doesn't know exactly what's happened, but he knows his parents are in danger - and it's up to Max to save them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A most delightful series with a rousing finish!

    • By Curious on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $35.00