Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Max and the crew are back for another fantastic adventure. This time, knight training hasn’t gone exactly as Max had expected, and even worse, Byjovia is in trouble again — the Bodkins are returning (you’ll learn what a Bodkin is). Will brave Max, Kevyn, Millie, and Simon be able to save the kingdom again? Battle of the Bodkins has all of the action, villains, humor, and heart that readers loved in the first Max and the Midknights book. More Max? Yes, please!”
— Christopher Rose, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA
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.
About the Author
Lincoln Peirce is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist. His comic strip Big Nate appears in over 400 newspapers worldwide and online at gocomics.com/bignate. In 2010, he began a series of illustrated novels based on the strip, introducing Nate and his classmates and teachers to a new generation of young readers. In the past seven years, sixteen million Big Nate books have been sold.
The New York Times bestselling Max and the Midknights originated as an unfinished spoof of sword and 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.
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.
"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