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By Jovia, here’s a fantastically funny new adventure series
Lincoln ‘Big Nate’ Peirce’s new book is a brilliantly funny story of knights, troubadours, wizards and derring-do, all played out via a snappy mix of text and illustrations. Max is a troubadour in training with Uncle Budrick. Max however really doesn’t want to be a troubadour, but a knight. A series of mishaps lead the two to Byjovia, where Uncle Budrick is imprisoned by wicked King Gastley. With the support of a gang of young friends, aka the Midknights, is this Max’s chance to be a hero? The adventures come thick, fast and very funny and there are surprises in every chapter.
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.
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!
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
Set in medieval times but no boring historical story. Half-written in comic strips, expect magic, dragons, secrets and adventure. It’s really good! I recommend this book to anyone 7+. Full review
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
|Publication date:||6th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||If They Like...They'll Love|
Lincoln Peirce is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist. His comic strip Big Nate, featuring the adventures of an irrepressible sixth grader, appears in over 400 newspapers worldwide and online. In 2010 he began a series of illustrated novels based on the strip, which have sold over sixteen million copies. Max and the Midknights originated as a proposed TV series set in the Middle Ages. Lincoln later rewrote the story - which includes hundreds of dynamic illustrations in Lincoln's trademark style - as a medieval adventure centered around Max, a ten-year-old who dreams of becoming a knight. When he is ...More About Lincoln Peirce