Maximillian's Mistake

By (author) Jonathan Christenson
Illustrated by Bretta Gerecke
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Odd Little Books
Publisher: Bayeux Arts
Paperback : 9781897411353, 44 pages, February 2012


A darkly humorous family tale of six sisters and a brother that is sure to bring tears to the reader’s eyes.

Maximilian leads a perfectly ordinary life until one day his father contracts a mysterious illness. Before long, his mother and each of his six elder sisters are struck down by the same malediction and with each passing day their condition becomes more critical. To make matters worse, Maximilian fears that the cause of his family’s misfortunes may be traced back to him and a single ghastly mistake he made!

Jonathan Christenson writes whimsically tragic plays. He also directs and composes the songs and music these plays and travels with them in North America and Europe when they tour. Bretta Gerecke invents costumes and environments for plays.