Mister Max by Cynthia Voigt
The Book of Lost Things

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Readers will enjoy following Max’s adventures, laughing about mistaken identities and perceptions, and reading the next book to find out what happens.
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Synopsis

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 theyintend 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 . . .
 

About Cynthia Voigt

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Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.
 
Published September 10, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 402 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Adam Gopnik on Sep 13 2013

The charm, the quirkiness, the quiet originality of “The Book of Lost Things” are immensely appealing to those of us who love the classic possibilities and styles of children’s literature. Yet the big question is whether this is...“a grown-up’s idea of a children’s book” or a book that will actually appeal to children.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Janette Denil on Jan 06 2014

Readers will enjoy following Max’s adventures, laughing about mistaken identities and perceptions, and reading the next book to find out what happens.

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