MAX AND THE MIDKNIGHTS
Lincoln Peirce @lincoln_.pierce
MG/Juv Medieval / Graphic Novel
Set in Medieval Times, Max accompanies Uncle Budrick, a traveling troubadour, when they are robbed. Taking shelter in Uncle Budrick’s former hometown, the kingdom of Byjovia, Uncle Budrick is kidnapped. Max and three friends must rescue him to restore the kingdom to its former glory and spirits. Max wants to be a knight, not a troubadour; friend Kevin an author, not an ostler. Add in an evil witch, a kindly retired magician, a dragon or two, and an ostler with a peg leg, and you have an adventure.
Lincoln Peirce has produced another winner for his Juvenile-Middle Grade audience. His illustrations are so wonderfully expressive they speak to youngsters’ hearts. His bad puns, silly jokes, and quirky dialog appeal to the juvenile mind, and to mine too. The size of illustrations and ratio of print to drawings engages the most reluctant readers. Peirce won me over with his humor and fascinated me with his plot line. This appeals to both male and female readers. Any who liked Captain Underpants or Diary of a Wimpy Kid will adore this book and beg that this is the beginning of a new series. I give this book top ratings and highly recommend it to juvenile readers, their teachers, parents, and adults with a bit of a juvenile sense of humor.