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Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

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.

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571333486
Date Published
01.03.2018
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

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

Kirkus
Critic Reviews

Montgomery brings his characteristic originality and quirk to a school based story about a boy who discovers a secret civilisation of tiny people.

Bookseller
Critic Reviews

Deeply silly but clever story . . . the familiar Honey, I Shrunk the Kids–esque slapstick works well to tie everything together.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Critic Reviews

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

SFX
Critic Reviews

Totally off-the-wall story and is characteristic of the vivid imagination that we've come to associate with Ross Montgomery. The world building is superb.

The Bookbag
Critic Reviews

A funny, well plotted tale.

Sunday Express
RossMontgomery

Ross Montgomery is a primary school teacher and he writes his books when he really should have been marking homework. Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door and The Tornado Chasers, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. Perijee & Me was his third middle-grade novel. Ross lives in…

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