- File Size: 1934 KB
- Print Length: 80 pages
- Publisher: Silver Quill Publishing (November 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018O4TTDM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,053,680 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Another heartwarming adventure short story by Wendy Leighton-Porter. Max's Midnight Adventure combines forgotten toys from the past with the magic of Christmas. This is such a cute story. It was enjoyable to see another side of Uncle Richard. It is another perfect book to help you get in the holiday spirit. With a surprise and funny ending, you don't want to miss this wonderful Max's Adventure. Don't forget to read the author's notes. It contains more Christmas-y goodness. A must-read for Shadows From The Past and Max's Adventures fans!"
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After investigating a light in the attic, Max crawls into a cardboard box to sleep. When he wakes up, he is locked in. Darn, that means he is going to miss the vacation with Uncle Richard, the twins, Charlie, and his mom. He is desperate to find a way out. The only problem: only old toys and Christmas decorations are in the attic.
Suffice it to say, the author tells an enchanting tale of toys that come alive, a fairy called Tinks who is mad at Max, and a host of classic Christmas decorations including the entire cast of the Twelve Days of Christmas!
Will Max be saved by accidentally wishing on a plane? You'll have to read this one to find out!!
Uh oh! Max is now trapped in the loft with Action Man, Tinks, Colonel Nutcracker and many more! Why is Tinks so mad at him? Can they all work together to help bring notice of Max's distress to the folks below? ENJOY this short and rather humorous story. I purchased this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
This was a hoot and a half. I love Max’s cowardly ways, and after the events of Shadow of the Two Princes, I felt like it was very necessary for readers to slip off with Max for a mini adventure that relieves some of the tension and his experiences in that book. As always Wendy Leighton-Porter weaves her magic in the atmosphere and storytelling, but the real star of this novella is in the artistry of her character development. Where the author is usually working with figures from real history and adapting them to her story needs, here she’s set free with total invention from the toys in the attic and it showcases a wide variety of personalities an fantastic inventions of idiosyncrasy and temperament. Where kids will absolutely fall over laughing at the antics of Tinks, the Colonel and those darned hens, adult readers can truly marvel at the sophistication and ease with which these larger than life figures are brought into being. A fantastic tale for one and all, and a perfect winter read.
A holiday means suitcases and they’re in the attic, along with a whole bunch of old boxes, filled with the stuff one usually finds in attics – old toys, Christmas decorations, favourite stuffed animals that no one has the heart to throw out. Max, although short on courage, is long on curiosity and several close shaves during their time travel adventures have done little to diminish his nosiness. He follows Uncle Richard into the attic and does his own poking around. He’s astounded to see the twin’s uncle clutching a shabby old teddy bear and weeping over the loss of his brother, and realises that just because adults don’t say much doesn’t mean they don’t feel sadness. It’s all a bit much for Max who thinks a quick snoozette, while Uncle Richard is pottering about, is in order. As you can imagine, Uncle Richard finishes up in the attic and goes back downstairs, leaving Max curled up inside a box, but there’s someone else in the box as well… How is Max going to get out of the attic? Will he be left there while the kids and their uncle go on holiday?
I love author Wendy Leighton-Porter’s style. In just a few lines of dialogue we meet and get to know a variety of characters, from Colonel Nutcracker (a pompous regimental sort) to Tinkerbell (aka Stinkerbell) who is particularly nasty and sarcastic to poor old Max just because he broke her wand by accident (which could have happened to anyone!), to Action Man who can’t stop flexing his muscles and showing off, to the entire cast of The Twelve Days of Christmas … with the French hens going on strike, the nine ladies getting into a huddle with the football team, to absolute chaos and mayhem. This is a wonderful peep into Max’s life that affords lots of laughs, largely due to inventiveness of the author, the hilarious interactions between the various characters, and the ultimate charm of Max, the big-hearted (albeit slightly cowardly) hero of the series.