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Max and the Midknights

Max and the Midknights


Max and the Midknights

About the Book

Ten-year-old apprentice troubadour Max wants nothing more than to become a knight. Will this lowly bard and friends be able to rescue Max’s Uncle Budrick from the wicked King Gastley? Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the creator of the Big Nate series.

Product Details

On sale: January 8, 2019
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781101931080
Reading level: Lexile: GN490L | Fountas/Pinnell: T

Author Bio

Max and the Midknights, Lincoln's first book for Crown Books for Young Readers, originated as an unfinished spoof of sword & sorcery tales. Returning to the idea years later, Lincoln rewrote the story around Max, a ten-year-old apprentice troubadour who dreams of becoming a knight. The result is a high-spirited medieval adventure, supported by hundreds of dynamic illustrations employing the language of comics. Of the lively visual format that has become his trademark, Lincoln says, "I try to write the sort of books I would have loved reading when I was a kid."

When he is not writing or drawing, Lincoln enjoys playing ice hockey, doing crossword puzzles, and hosting a weekly radio show devoted to vintage country music. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children and live in Portland, Maine.


A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

"Max is epic fun!" -Jeff Kinney, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

"Fantastic! I loved it!" -Dav Pilkey, New York Times bestselling author of the Captain Underpants series