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Max and the Midknights (Max & The Midknights #1) (Hardcover)

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Join Max and the Midknights on their epic quest to save the Kingdom in this joyous, hilarious, and heartfelt adventure from the creator of Big Nate! Max has always wanted to be a knight, so when Uncle Budrick is captured by the evil King Gastley, Max bands together with newly-found friends to save him. Soon, they are not only saving Uncle Budrick, but battling evil witches, befriending dragons, and saving the entire realm of Byjovia! With both text and paneled illustrations, this is the next must read for anyone who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dork Diaries, or Dog Man. (And with a full and lively cast, the audiobook on is also a must listen!)

— Kelly


Join Max's quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled, New York Times bestselling adventure from the author of the Big Nate series!

"Max is epic fun!" --JEFF KINNEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series

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 high spirits!

Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

"Fantastic! I loved it!" --DAV PILKEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DOG MAN series

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101931080
ISBN-10: 1101931086
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 8th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Max & The Midknights