Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant

Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant

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by Mark Jeffrey
     
 

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Max Quick is a pickpocket, a vagabond, an orphan, and a thief. Even so, nothing about him seems particularly special . . . until one day when time mysteriously stops. Suddenly, nearly everyone in the world is frozen in time—except for Max.

Now Max must journey across America to find the source of the Time-stop. Along the way, he meets others who aren't

Overview

Max Quick is a pickpocket, a vagabond, an orphan, and a thief. Even so, nothing about him seems particularly special . . . until one day when time mysteriously stops. Suddenly, nearly everyone in the world is frozen in time—except for Max.

Now Max must journey across America to find the source of the Time-stop. Along the way, he meets others who aren't suspended in time, like Casey, a girl who's never been on her own until now. Together, as they search for the cause of this disaster, Max and his companions encounter ancient mysteries, magic books, and clues to the riddle of stopped time. But relentless and mysterious villains are hot on Max's heels and will do everything in their power to prevent Max from ending the Time-stop. And the closer Max gets to the answers, the more it seems that his own true identity is not what he once believed.

Racing against a clock that no longer ticks, Max must embrace his past to save his future—and the world—from being altered forever.

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An imaginative addition to the middle-grade speculative adventure canon."
Scott Sigler
“Riveting. The Pocket and the Pendant is not what you expect, no matter what you expect.”
James Jennewein and Tom S. Parker
“A fresh, fun and fascinating idea deftly brought to life. With all its deeply–felt adventure, Max Quick should quickly captivate young readers.”
Richard Newsome
“A wildly imaginative romp through the vagaries of time, Max Quick leads the reader on a high–speed tour of ancient myths, alien kingdoms and some books you can really throw yourself into. Terrific adventure at breakneck speed.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“An imaginative addition to the middle-grade speculative adventure canon.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
“An imaginative addition to the middle-grade speculative adventure canon.”
Booklist
“Jeffrey’s descriptions of how time has stopped will stop readers in their own tracks. Plenty of action-adventure appeal.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“An imaginative addition to the middle-grade speculative adventure canon.”
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Max Quick, a 12-year-old orphan with no memory of his past, is on the run from the Starland Home for Boys when time suddenly stops. Everything and everyone around him is frozen, but he is seemingly immune. He finds Casey, who is also unaffected, and together they witness a UFO-type object flying east. Max is convinced they may be the only ones who can discover what caused the Time-stop, and they set out to reverse it. Also able to move in "the Pocket" is Ian, who has theorized about the phenomenon and who joins Max and Casey on their journey. As they travel, they learn more about Max's past and it becomes clear that he may be the key to saving the world. This fast-paced adventure, though light on character development, will keep readers turning the pages. Occasionally dialogue is weak or overly expositional, but the story itself is engaging. What Max and his friends learn about those who caused the Time-stop raises philosophical and ethical questions about free will and even genetic engineering, though the latter isn't fully explored. The incorporation of figures from Sumerian mythology adds an interesting element that may appeal to fans of Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson" series (Hyperion).—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062077141
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

What People are saying about this

Scott Sigler
“Riveting. The Pocket and the Pendant is not what you expect, no matter what you expect.”
Richard Newsome
“A wildly imaginative romp through the vagaries of time, Max Quick leads the reader on a highspeed tour of ancient myths, alien kingdoms and some books you can really throw yourself into. Terrific adventure at breakneck speed.”
James Jennewein and Tom S. Parker
“A fresh, fun and fascinating idea deftly brought to life. With all its deeplyfelt adventure, Max Quick should quickly captivate young readers.”

Meet the Author

Mark Jeffrey is an internet entrepreneur and author who originally published max quick as a digital audio book. You can also follow him on Twitter (@markjeffrey).

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Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom knows the author and he told her about this series. A character in the second and third book is based on my mom's friend. This is an awsome book!!!!!
SilasMourner More than 1 year ago
Really, really great book. If you like Hunger Games, Harry Potter, LOST, Star Wars than you will LOVE this!!!!!! New great series, I hope for many many more!
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I HAVE READ MAX QUICK 3TIMES IT IS A VERY GOOD BOOK!
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