Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins
Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
Dec 01, 2020
6.19 x 9.31 x 1.06 in | 1.03 lb
Random House Children's Books
Crown Books for Young Readers
- Author Bio
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the bestselling illustrated novel Max and the Midknights, from the author of the Big Nate series!
“Fantastic! I loved it!” -Dav Pikley, 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 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 greatest 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.
Max and the Midknights is a New York Times bestseller! It has sold into 11 territories and is a Junior Library Guild selection! Over 45k copies POS!
Lincoln Peirce is also the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series (over 16 million copies in print!)
Popularity of graphic and illustrated novels continues to grow
Max is a strong, girl protagonist with gender nuetral appeal. She resists traditional gender norms and shows girls can do anything they set their minds to!
More Big Nate books coming! - Big Nate Blow the Roof Off! pubs March 3, 2020 and will feature a Max and the Midknights BoBA!
Marketing: Social advertising
Book 1 included in graphic novel series listicle
Book 1 included in summer graphic novel series campaign
Included in PRHC YR graphic novel newsletter
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Publicity: Review mailing
Vancouver KidsBooks event- ON-HOLD
Potential virtual events
Author Website: bignatebooks.com
“In Peirce’s latest comics-novel hybrid, humor abounds throughout the interplay of text, speech-bubble dialogue, and black-and-white illustrations….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?”).” -The Horn Book
“Consistently entertaining and enjoyable.” -Kirkus Reviews