Kathleen Pelley
Magnus Mximus

Magnus Maximus, A Marvelous Measurer

Illustrated by: S.D. Schindler

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A wonderful book -- both story and pictures. Kathleen Pelley is a remarkable storyteller. Check out her other books as well, for a gentle, unique, and fascinating voice.


A tale to remind us that the best things in life are meant to be treasured, not measured.

Magnus Maximus has a walrus mustache, a benign countenance and a preoccupation: measuring and counting. He doodles about his day, counting this and measuring that — petals on a geranium, raisins in a bun, wetness and dryness, nearness and farness — then slapping the tally, jotted on a piece of paper, onto the object of his interest.