The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt audiobook

The Book of Lost Things: Mister Max 1

By Cynthia Voigt
Read by Paul Boehmer

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The Mister Max Series: Book 1

11.08 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780804122047

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts! Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped?  Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons. Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems—he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer.   Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . . From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

Summary

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? 

Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.

Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems—he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer.  

Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Review, School Library Journal, July 2013:"Max displays good sense, a sensitive nature, and winning ingenuity... [a] comedic page-turner."
The Christian Science Monitor:"A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor."
Review, Publishers Weekly, July 8, 2013:"Voigt's accomplished writing draws readers into every aspect of [Max's] world."
New York Times Book Review, September 15, 2013:"The charm, the quirkiness, the quiet originality of The Book of Lost Things are immensely appealing to those of us who love the classic possibilities and styles of children's literature. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 10, 2013:“An endearing, memorable protagonist and a clever plot make this a winner.”
“Max has a good heart and a sharp mind, with enough self-doubt to be credible, and his adventures, while not deeply suspenseful, build in complexity and develop Max’s maturity; Voigt’s accomplished writing draws readers into every aspect of his world.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] comedic page-turner.” School Library Journal
“Voigt is a clever storyteller and wordsmith. The book is full of phrases to savor. While the solutions may be obvious to readers, the satisfying way that Max solves each one is engaging…An endearing, memorable protagonist and a clever plot make this a winner.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Cynthia Voigt

Author Bio: Cynthia Voigt

Cynthia Voigt is the acclaimed author of many books, including Dicey’s Song, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Solitary Blue, winner of a Newbery Honor; and Homecoming. For the body of her work, Cynthia Voigt was honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults. She lives with her husband in Maine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English