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The book of lost things

by Voigt, Cynthia,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 23 of 25 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA VOIGT Cynthia
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Voigt
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Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Fiction JUV FIC VOI
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CLP - Beechview Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Voigt
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CLP - Carrick Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Voigt
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Mysteries j FICTION Voigt
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Voigt
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CLP - South Side Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Voigt
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Voigt
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J VOI
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC VOIGHT
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Crafton Public Library Middle Grades Section MG F VOIGT 2013 CRAFTON 9/13
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J VOIG
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction VOIGT Cynthia
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Whitehall Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF Voigt
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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 . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the early 1900s, 12-year-old Max arrives at the dock to join his parents for a voyage to India only to learn that they have already gone, leaving him a cryptic note. He confides in his grandmother, who encourages him to support himself until their return. After he finds a lost toddler and restores the boy to his mother, her friends hire Max to recover other things they have lost. Though baffled by the mystery of his parents' disappearance, Max discovers that he has a knack for solving other people's problems. The measured pace of the writing will not appeal to every reader, but the style suits the story's period. Voigt takes her time creating multifaceted characters and laying the groundwork for the next two volumes in the Mister Max trilogy, while the novel quietly builds a momentum of its own. The hint of lurking villainy is real, but even stronger is the sense that Max, his grandmother, and his friends will use their individual strengths to set things right. Stay tuned.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A mysterious invitation to establish a theatrical troupe in India starts off the action in the first book in a trilogy from Newbery Medalist Voigt, set in the early 1900s. Max Starling's actor parents set sail (or do they?) for the new opportunity, accidentally (or not?) leaving him behind. Frightened and slightly hurt by their abandonment, yet determined to solve the mystery of their disappearance and maintain his independence, 12-year-old Max searches for income-earning opportunities and stumbles into detectivelike work-finding a lost dog, a missing antique silver spoon, and (secretly) reuniting two lost lovers. Max creates different characters for each of his missions, with appropriate costumes from his parents' trunks, and encounters the requisite eclectic characters, all well-drawn by Voigt. 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. A double-edged ending solves one big mystery while setting the stage for a new one. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Voigt, Cynthia. Mister Max ; 1.
Subjects Self-reliance -- Juvenile fiction.
Problem solving -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-reliance -- Fiction.
Problem solving -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors Bruno, Iacopo, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes an excerpt from: The books of secrets.
Description 367 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9780307976819 (hbk.)
0307976815 (hbk.)
9780375971235 (lib. bdg.)
0375971238 (lib. bdg.)
9780307976826 (pbk.)
0307976823 (pbk.)
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