Max and the Midknights
Magic and (mis)adventures abound in Max and the Midknights, a hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.
‘Max is epic fun!’ – Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
‘Fantastic! I loved it!’ – Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of the Dog Man series.
Join Max’s quest to become a knight in this laugh-out-loud New York Times bestselling adventure!
Max wants to be a knight – too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act . . . and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers – the Midknights – Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former glory!
Peirce's pedigree as a cartoonist is indisputable... his new characters are drawn with a flamboyance and confidence that is rare for series openers. Max's quest gallops along at speed and the jokes, most of which are visual, will keep readers chortling through the pages in anticipation for the next gag. Max and the Midknights is funny, fast and full of mischievous villains and courageous victors. -- Stuart Dyer * Books for Keeps * Here's hoping there are more entertaining adventures in store for Max and the Midknights. * The Horn Book * A quick-witted and fast-paced jaunt. * The Bulletin * Peirce delivers a medieval adventure epic. * Booklist * This hilarious illustrated novel [...] is a story of magic and adventure... Comic panels with Peirce's signature black-and-white art are expertly placed amid small paragraphs of text. Readers will be drawn into this fun setting. * School Library Journal * Fun, fun and more fun, Max and the Midknights will keep kids reading and chortling until the last page. And then they'll probably start over again. * Shelf Awareness * A knight's tale in shining armour. * Kirkus Reviews * It is so good. Now my favourite book . . . It was a really cool adventure and it was super exciting. I loved the illustrations. -- Toppsta * Toppsta reviewer, aged 7 * Fantastic! I loved it! -- Dav Pilkey Max is epic fun! -- Jeff Kinney
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