Yearling Max and the Midknights
Yearling Max and the Midknights

Max and the Midknights

By Lincoln Peirce


Publication Date: January 2, 2024

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7


From the creator of Big Nate, now an Emmy-nominated animated TV show on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon.

No one expected Max to be a knight, but when Uncle Budrick is captured, someone has to save the day! Join the hilarious band of misfit adventurers in book 1 of the Max and the Midknights trilogy written by the creator of the Big Nate series.

"Fantastic! I loved it!" -DAV PILKEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DOG MAN 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 making friends with a fire-breathing dragon. But when unlucky 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)adventure abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

Series Overview: First book in the Max and the Midknights trilogy!

One Max paperback conversion per season, beginning in Spring '24.

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.  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.

Author Residence: Portland, ME

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 304 pages

Publisher: Yearling

Publication Date: January 2, 2024

ISBN: 9781101931110

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