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The Clockwork Three

The Clockwork Three

By Matthew J Kirby   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545203371 Hardcover
400 Pages | 6" x 8.5" | Ages 8 to 14

Giuseppe, an orphaned street musician, discovers a mysterious green violin that might save his life; Hannah, a strong-willed hotel maid, seeks to uncover a hidden treasure; and Frederick, a talented clockmaker's apprentice, determined to build an automaton-if only he can create a working head. Dark forces threaten them all, but as these three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary circumstances, they begin to reallize that true courage comes in accepting the friendship of others.
In The Clockwork Three, debut author Matthew Kirby masterfully weaves these stories into an astonishing tale of adventure, magic, and wonder.

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Praise for The Clockwork Three

"[D]ebut novelist Kirby has assembled all the ingredients for a rousing adventure, which he delivers with rich transporting prose. Mixing fantasy and steampunk elements with subtle urban mythology, Kirby's immersive story can be read as a modern morality play or a satisfying stand-alone tale." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Part mystery, part adventure, part science project, The Clockwork Three is as imaginative as it is fun. Kirby's attention to detail and descriptive powers are fantastic. . . ." - Desert News

"A strong debut effort with memorable characters, hearty action, and palpable atmospherics." - Booklist