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Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, and a Very Strange Adventure

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

A Work Of Art

I really enjoyed this book. It is a magical blend of mystery and just the right amount of magical adventure to keep young readers and their parents glued to the pages. The thrills and action are age appropriate for preteen readers. An exceptionally short young boy named...
I really enjoyed this book. It is a magical blend of mystery and just the right amount of magical adventure to keep young readers and their parents glued to the pages. The thrills and action are age appropriate for preteen readers. An exceptionally short young boy named Stuart Horten is about to have a wonderful summer adventure. S.Horten's family moves back to the town where Stuart's uncle, Teeny Tiny Tony Horten once lived and worked as a magician. Stuart finds that Teeny Tiny Tony mysteriously disappeared some years ago. With the the help of April, May, and June, the identical and precocious triplets who live next door, Stuart follows magical clues left by Teeny Tiny Tony to hopefully solve the mystery of his missing uncle. Book provided for review by Sterling Children's Books.

posted by Ronrose on March 21, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Book Review (ARC) This was a pretty cute, quick read. I think th

Book Review (ARC)
This was a pretty cute, quick read. I think that a lot of children will really enjoy the story and the Indiana Jones like clues that Stuart has to follow in order to find out the mystery behind his great-uncle Tony’s disappearance. There are clea...
Book Review (ARC)
This was a pretty cute, quick read. I think that a lot of children will really enjoy the story and the Indiana Jones like clues that Stuart has to follow in order to find out the mystery behind his great-uncle Tony’s disappearance. There are clear cut good and bad characters and kids will have an easy time following along with who they are rooting for and who to watch out for.

I do wish there was more of the triplets from next door. They don’t show up in full force many times, but they were so entertaining I missed them when they weren’t around. One of the triplets was in the story more than the others and luckily she held her own! Overall younger kids will be able to grasp the storyline and enjoy the magic and mystery.

Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

posted by BookSakeBlogspot on April 9, 2012

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

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    A Work Of Art

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a magical blend of mystery and just the right amount of magical adventure to keep young readers and their parents glued to the pages. The thrills and action are age appropriate for preteen readers. An exceptionally short young boy named Stuart Horten is about to have a wonderful summer adventure. S.Horten's family moves back to the town where Stuart's uncle, Teeny Tiny Tony Horten once lived and worked as a magician. Stuart finds that Teeny Tiny Tony mysteriously disappeared some years ago. With the the help of April, May, and June, the identical and precocious triplets who live next door, Stuart follows magical clues left by Teeny Tiny Tony to hopefully solve the mystery of his missing uncle. Book provided for review by Sterling Children's Books.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    i got an ARC of this book and it sat on my shelf for at least a

    i got an ARC of this book and it sat on my shelf for at least a month. I finally picked it up and kicked myself for not reading sooner. This was a quick light read that kept me entertained. Great for the 7-12 crowd but enjoyable for all ages.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Amazing book

    This is a very suspensful book and has many adventures!
    If you like adventures thenREAD THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Love this book

    My nephew loves this book,it is a great mystery/novel like book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    I loved this book and more importantly so did my kids and the fr

    I loved this book and more importantly so did my kids and the friend's of my kids. It is so cute. A light, fun, but interesting read full of magic and just the right amount of wholesome adventure. You won't be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    O.my.gosh.THANK YOU SPENCER!!!

    I got introduced to this book this past year by my friend Spence.best book ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    This book was so cool

    I love the way the author wrote the book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    It is somewhat obvious that a 6 1/2 year old wouldn't fully appreciate

    the British language of this book. Best suited for children ages 9 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When I read it its like im in the book. Great job

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    The Title is NO LIE

    Can not and will not put it down.

    The mystery, suspense, and even a bit of comedy really drags readers in.

    Any reader would love this!

    It is 100% worth the $8 you are probably about to spend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    very much enjoyed!

    very much enjoyed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Great

    About the 3rd best book ive read in my 10 years in this world
    (Thats saying a lot, im in the highest reading group at school. I read a lot :D)

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  • Posted November 10, 2012

    this book was really great with a lot of mysterious factors to i

    this book was really great with a lot of mysterious factors to it. I really would recommend it !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Great loved it!!!!!!!!!

    First book in series well worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Good read

    Quick good read

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