A riotous retelling of the Midas myth by the Caldecott Honor—winning and New York Times bestselling author of No, David!
Maximilian Midas was a peculiar little boy. He didn’t much like chocolate and he didn’t play with toys. The first word that he uttered when he was one year old Wasn’t Mama, wasn’t Papa; what Maxie said was, “Gold!” Max Midas isn’t like the other kids. Instead of trying to make friends, he decides to make millions and spends it all on what he loves best: GOLD. Gold statues. Gold fountains. Piles and piles of gold, and atop them all, a golden castle. But one day, things get lonely inside his shiny castle and Max finally learns that gold isn’t worth anything without friends and family by your side.
David Shannon, the Caldecott Honor—winning and New York Times bestselling author of No, David!, is back with a riotous romp that’s sure to be a beloved classic.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-0593352274 Ages 5-8
Keywords: myth, mythology, humor, loneliness, values, friends, family, retelling, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old