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Max and the Millions

Max and the Millions

ISBN
9780571333486
Published
01/03/2018
9780571333486
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
272

About the Book

From Costa-shortlisted superstar, a highly anticipated standalone adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, living, breathing civilization on the floor of your school dorm room.

Max is used to spending time alone - it's difficult to make friends in a big, chaotic school when you're deaf. He prefers to give his attention to the little things in life . . . like making awesome, detailed replica models.

Then Mr Darrow, the school caretaker and fellow modeller, goes missing. Max must follow his parting instruction: 'Go to my room. You'll know what to do.'

There on the floor he finds a pile of sand . . . and in the sand is Mr Darrow's latest creation . . . a tiny boy, no bigger than a raisin, Luke, Prince of the Blues. And behind the tiny boy . . . millions of others - a thriving, bustling, sprawling civilization!

‘A fast-paced and enjoyable adventure that encourages readers to appreciate the small things in life.’ Kirkus

‘A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery's writing is often pure Douglas Adams.’ SFX

‘Totally off-the-wall story. The world building is superb.’ The Bookbag

‘A funny, well plotted tale.’ Sunday Express

‘Marvellously funny and original . . . it's the tiny details that make the story work.’ Financial Times

'An inventive and funny adventure.' Inis Children Books Ireland

From Costa-shortlisted superstar, a highly anticipated standalone adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, living, breathing civilization on the floor of your school dorm room.Max is used to spending time alone - it's difficult to make friends in a big, chaotic school when you're deaf. He prefers to give his attention to the little things in life . . . like making awesome, detailed replica models. Then Mr Darrow, the school caretaker and fellow modeller, goes missing. Max must follow his parting instruction: 'Go to my room. You'll know what to do.'There on the floor he finds a pile of sand . . . and in the sand is Mr Darrow's latest creation . . . a tiny boy, no bigger than a raisin, Luke, Prince of the Blues. And behind the tiny boy . . . millions of others - a thriving, bustling, sprawling civilization!‘A fast-paced and enjoyable adventure that encourages readers to appreciate the small things in life.’ Kirkus‘A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery's writing is often pure Douglas Adams.’ SFX‘Totally off-the-wall story. The world building is superb.’ The Bookbag‘A funny, well plotted tale.’ Sunday Express‘Marvellously funny and original . . . it's the tiny details that make the story work.’ Financial Times'An inventive and funny adventure.' Inis Children Books Ireland
  • Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery is a first-time author. He started writing stories as a teenager, when he really should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at university. After graduating, he experimented with working as a pig farmer and a postman before deciding to channel these skills into teaching at a primary school. He wrote Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door when he really should have been marking homework. He lives in Finsbury Park with his girlfriend and many, many dead plants.

“A fast-paced and enjoyable adventure that encourages readers to appreciate the small things in life.”
- Kirkus
“Montgomery brings his characteristic originality and quirk to a school based story about a boy who discovers a secret civilisation of tiny people.”
- Bookseller

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