Set in the 1890s, Max is in danger of being sent to a children's home when his wealthy father is falsely accused of embezzling a million dollars. Max escapes to the streets of New York to clear his father's name and teams up with the Great Zapristi, a magician with a talent for mischief.
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‘YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE BRAVE BOY – BRAVE AND STRONG.’
When Max’s father is arrested for something he didn’ t do, Max runs away and joins up with the Great Zapristi – Master of Illusion – Famous the World Over! Max 'must' clear his father’s name and earn enough money to get him out of prison. Can he do this as Zapristi’sassistant – Ali, the Boy Wonder – on a dollar a week? Can he do it as Mighty Max, the Pocket Ringmaster, and right-hand boy to the Great Gonzago in the circus? 'Dare' he do it as hmself, Maximilian Rich, the Boy Who Walks the Tightrope?
Max’s rip-roaring adventures take him from the streets of 1890s New York to the Niagara Falls – through lions’ cages, storms at sea and dazzling feats of bravery.
A story that will have all young readers roaring for more!About the Author:
Gyles Brandreth is almost as well-known for his many books for children as he is for his television appearances and his work as a Conservative MP.
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