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Battle of the Bodkins: Max & the Midknights #2


Series
Max & the Midknights

written and illustrated by
Lincoln Peirce

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
PenRanHo
Imprint
RH Graphic
ISBN
9780593125915
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Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Max and the Midknights, from the author of the Big Nate series!

Max didn’t expect knight school to be so tough. Luckily, she has her best friends—the Midknights—at her side. But when Byjovia is under attack, the Midknights will have to face beastly creatures, powerful spells, and their gretest foe yet—themselves.

Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Max & the Midknights, brings more laughs, more adventures, and more silliness to Battle of the Bodkins, book two in the "Max & the Midknights" series.Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

3: points 3.3

Lexile

420L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2021

Book Genres

Adventure

Topics

Adventure and adventurers. Knights and knighthood. Troubadours. Uncles. Middle Ages. Humorous stories. Friendship. Magic. Wizards. Quests. Gender roles.

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Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

This Max & the Midknights (rev. 1/19) sequel finds Max enrolled at KSB (Knight School of Byjovia), Millie learning magic from wizard Mumblin, Simon apprenticed at Kevyn’s dad’s stable, and Kevyn writing books. His debut, “The Tale of Max & the Midknights” (sound familiar?), leads the friends to their next mission: after Millie casts a spell to produce duplicates of the book, they discover that one of the copies is actually a bodkin, a.k.a. an almost identical evil copy/twin of the original. Bodkins can be people, too, and those living in the shadow world of Knot are planning an invasion of Byjovia. It’s up to the Midknights—including new character Sedgewick (one of Max’s classmates)—to save the kingdom, again. In Peirce’s latest comics-novel hybrid, humor abounds throughout the interplay of text, speech-bubble dialogue, and black-and-white illustrations (e.g., upon seeing an ominous-looking face form from the book bodkin’s pages, Uncle Budrick quips, “And people wonder why I’m a reluctant reader”). But Peirce also adds emotional depth to Max’s struggle with a very relatable anxiety: she wrestles with doubts about her skills (“What if I’m a lousy knight?”). An intriguing final twist for Max promises that fans of this mock-chivalric series will again be “seeing double” in a future installment. CYNTHIA K. RITTER

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

This Max & the Midknights (rev. 1/19) sequel finds Max enrolled at KSB (Knight School of Byjovia), Millie learning magic from wizard Mumblin, Simon apprenticed at Kevyn’s dad’s stable, and Kevyn writing books. His debut, “The Tale of Max & the Midknights” (sound familiar?), leads the friends to their next mission: after Millie casts a spell to produce duplicates of the book, they discover that one of the copies is actually a bodkin, a.k.a. an almost identical evil copy/twin of the original. Bodkins can be people, too, and those living in the shadow world of Knot are planning an invasion of Byjovia. It’s up to the Midknights—including new character Sedgewick (one of Max’s classmates)—to save the kingdom, again. In Peirce’s latest comics-novel hybrid, humor abounds throughout the interplay of text, speech-bubble dialogue, and black-and-white illustrations (e.g., upon seeing an ominous-looking face form from the book bodkin’s pages, Uncle Budrick quips, “And people wonder why I’m a reluctant reader”). But Peirce also adds emotional depth to Max’s struggle with a very relatable anxiety: she wrestles with doubts about her skills (“What if I’m a lousy knight?”). An intriguing final twist for Max promises that fans of this mock-chivalric series will again be “seeing double” in a future installment. CYNTHIA K. RITTER

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