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Mister Max and the Book of Lost Things Book Talk

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno


Max’s parents are actors and when they receive an offer to travel to India to perform for the Maharajah, the family immediately makes a plan for the voyage.  However, for some unknown reason, Max’s parents sail without him, and he is left to fend for himself.  His grandmother offers some comfort and help, but Max must find a job so that he can uncover the mystery of his missing parents.  Max assumes the name, Mister Max, and sets out to be a detective-in-disguise, a creative problem-solver, and most importantly, a solutioneer.  Mister Max discovers that he has a knack for finding lost things; a dog and a valuable spoon, but can he find his parents?

Prepared by Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD