The Truth about Max

(Created by) (Created by)
Pre-Order   Ships Jul 11, 2023

Product Details

$18.95  $17.62
Enchanted Lion Books
Publish Date
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 0.0 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Alice and Martin Provensen were an American husband-and-wife team of artists and illustrators. Together, they illustrated over 40 children's books, 19 of which they also wrote and edited. Beloved illustrators, they won a Caldecott for The Glorious Flight and a Caldecott Honor for A Visit to William Blake's Inn, and eight of their books were selected by the New York Times as Best Illustrated Books of the Year. For many years, they lived at Maple Hill Farm in Dutchess County, New York, which they immortalized in picture books A Year at Maple Hill Farm and Our Animal Friends.


★ "A previously unpublished, fully illustrated dummy from the celebrated Provensens merits a posthumous transformation... Delicate watercolor-and-ink illustrations contrast with Max's bravado as he teases Maple Hill Farm's other cats and dogs but not its goats, horse, or geese. An intrepid hunter, Max lines his home (a cozy nook built into the side of the barn) with squirrel tails. The Provensens adroitly illustrate many of Max's feline characteristics, from sharp teeth and claws to his expressive, 'important' tail. The charming narrative adopts a confiding tone, perhaps delivered by the child depicted in many spreads. After tiring of the day's barnyard rounds, Max leaves for the fields... Below a rising full moon, 'his real life begins.' The publisher engaged lettering specialists to preserve the Provensens' lovely handwritten forms as text type. Karen Provensen Mitchell, the couple's daughter, provides a lovely note, with reminiscences, family photos, and an early illustration of the real Max. Hopefully, this appealing package will propel new generations to discover the Provensens, whose visual chronicles so adeptly revealed their reverence for the land and animals they stewarded. Utterly delightful." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW