Max & the Midknights
Lincoln Peirce’s illustrated novel, Max & the Midknights, follows a plucky band of misfits as they embark on a thrilling quest to rescue the realm of Byjovia from the oppression of an evil king. Along the way, they meet magicians, evil witches, kings, knights, and even a dragon. The Midknights’ journey teaches them important lessons about the power of friendship and what defines a true leader and, in the end, helps them realize that family is made up of much more than flesh and blood. A hilarious novel full of magic, humor, and wacky misadventures, Max & the Midknights combines images and prose to create a unique reading experience, while tackling important themes like gender, identity, destiny, and family in fun and refreshing ways.