This is the first of three books, all featuring the mysterious Mister Max.
Hardcover, 1st ed, 374 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf
I used to read kids books all the time, that is when my boys were little. Now every once in a while I will pick one up. This book was offered by Netgalley and I grabbed it.
The thing that got me started on middle grade books was reading to the kids. I used to always buy them a book for birthdays and Christmas. Now I have the fun job of doing that with the grand kids. Joseph is my 9 year old and with him in mind I read this book.
There is alot about this book that I really enjoyed. It did start off a little slow but it wasn't long before it picked up speed. I really like Max, he is kind of a quirky boy, adventurous and smart. There is a whole array of characters here that breathe life to this story. As the title refers, this is the book of lost things and Mister Max is the finder of things lost. His used props from his parents theater cupboards and was very entertaining.