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? Read more...
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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 . . .
- ISBN-13: 9780307976819
- ISBN-10: 0307976815
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: September 2013
- Page Count: 367
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Series: Mister Max #1