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Max and the MidKnights

Written by Lincoln Peirce

Illustrated by Lincoln Peirce

Part of the Max and the Midknights Series

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on Max and the MidKnights

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.  

Readers who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants or the 13-Storey Treehouse series will lap this up, but it’s hard to see anyone not enjoying these hilarious adventures.

Andrea Reece

Max and the MidKnights Synopsis

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!

Max and the MidKnights Reader Reviews

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

Lucas Blake (Age 9)

This book is EPIC. I loved the illustrations. I loved the twists and laughs along the way. Full review

Gene Macaulay (Age 8 )

Max and the MidKnights Press Reviews

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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ISBN: 9781529029260
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529029260
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Lincoln Peirce
Illustrator: Lincoln Peirce
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Lincoln Peirce

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 ...

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