Max and the Millions
by Ross Montgomory
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)
Montgomery brings his characteristic originality and quirk to a school based story about a boy who discovers a secret civilisation of tiny people. (Bookseller)
Deeply silly but clever story . . . the familiar Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-esque slapstick works well to tie everything together. (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery's writing is often pure Douglas Adams. (SFX)
Totally off-the-wall story and is characteristic of the vivid imagination that we've come to associate with Ross Montgomery. 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)