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The Clockwork Three

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Kirby blends sci-fi, fantasy, and historical fiction in this story about three children who are thrown together to conquer a major threat. This is one of those rare books that touches the heart and excites the mind. Definitely a story to savor.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .

Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.

Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family — if she can find it.

And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker's apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers' guild — if only he can create a working head.

Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.

Synopsis:

Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events in this brilliant debut novel that tells the remarkable story of these three children, an enchanted green violin, and an automaton come to life.

Synopsis:

An enchanted green violin, an automaton that comes to life, and a hidden treasure. . . . THE CLOCKWORK THREE is a richly woven adventure story that is sure to become a classic!

Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .

Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.

Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family — if she can find it.

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About the Author

Matthew Kirby was born in Utah, and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. As an undergraduate he majored in history, and then went on to pursue an M.S. in school psychology. For ten months out of the year he works with students, and during the rest of the year he writes. He and his wife currently live in northern Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545203371
Author:
Kirby, Matthew
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Kirby, Matthew J.
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cooperativeness
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 400 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545203371 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Kirby blends sci-fi, fantasy, and historical fiction in this story about three children who are thrown together to conquer a major threat. This is one of those rare books that touches the heart and excites the mind. Definitely a story to savor.

"Synopsis" by , Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events in this brilliant debut novel that tells the remarkable story of these three children, an enchanted green violin, and an automaton come to life.
"Synopsis" by ,
An enchanted green violin, an automaton that comes to life, and a hidden treasure. . . . THE CLOCKWORK THREE is a richly woven adventure story that is sure to become a classic!

Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .

Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.

Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family — if she can find it.

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