Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

About the book

From Costa-shortlisted superstar, a highly anticipated standalone adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, living, breathing civilization on the floor of your school dorm room.

Max is used to spending time alone - it's difficult to make friends in a big, chaotic school when you're deaf. He prefers to give his attention to the little things in life . . . like making awesome, detailed replica models.

Then Mr Darrow, the school caretaker and fellow modeller, goes missing. Max must follow his parting instruction: 'Go to my room. You'll know what to do.'

There on the floor he finds a pile of sand . . . and in the sand is Mr Darrow's latest creation . . . a tiny boy, no bigger than a raisin, Luke, Prince of the Blues. And behind the tiny boy . . . millions of others - a thriving, bustling, sprawling civilization!

‘A fast-paced and enjoyable adventure that encourages readers to appreciate the small things in life.’ Kirkus

‘A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery's writing is often pure Douglas Adams.’ SFX

‘Totally off-the-wall story. The world building is superb.’ The Bookbag

‘A funny, well plotted tale.’ Sunday Express

‘Marvellously funny and original . . . it's the tiny details that make the story work.’ Financial Times

'An inventive and funny adventure.' Inis Children Books Ireland

Publication Date
01 March 2018

Faber & Faber

Book Type
Paperback / softback


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