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Splendors and Glooms (Free Preview of Chapters 1-3) [NOOK Book]

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Master puppeteer Grisini is so expert at manipulating his string-puppets that they seem alive. Spellbound by his act, Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, invites the puppeteer to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts. With caravan, puppets, and two orphaned assistants, Grisini makes his gaudy entrance. To Lizzie Rose and Parsefall, Clara seems to have everything they lack: adoring parents, warmth, and plenty to eat. In fact, Clara's life is ...
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Splendors and Glooms (Free Preview of Chapters 1-3)

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Overview

Master puppeteer Grisini is so expert at manipulating his string-puppets that they seem alive. Spellbound by his act, Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, invites the puppeteer to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts. With caravan, puppets, and two orphaned assistants, Grisini makes his gaudy entrance. To Lizzie Rose and Parsefall, Clara seems to have everything they lack: adoring parents, warmth, and plenty to eat. In fact, Clara's life is shadowed by grief, guilt, and secrets. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion of kidnapping falls upon the puppeteer and, by association, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall. As they seek to puzzle out Clara's whereabouts, Lizze and Parse uncover Grisini's criminal past and wake up to his evil intentions. Fleeing London, they find themselves caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it's too late.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763662868
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 9,299
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 932 KB

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Not fair!!!!!!!

    It is a pretty good book overall. It just needs to have the rest of the book so you can find out what happens next in the book! Come on barnes and noble!!! You can do better than this!!! All you need is more kid friendly books, and more kid friendly FREE books. And on the free books, stop making it samples and give the whole book for once!!!
    If you agree with me press the yes button below please,and barnes and noble will change there books and store to satisfaction!!!!

    Thank you!!!

    209 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Awsome book ever read

    This book is really good u shulod tottally get it



    48 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Great book

    I loved the book so far i cant wait for the rest of it

    46 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Hu everone

    Hi everone ny name is kassie and i didnt really like this book too confusing i am twelve and it wasnt good

    38 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Read it!

    I think that this is a great book everyone should try it, i have been inspired much by this work of art i have no doubt that the writer is a newberry medalist.

    27 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Love this story!

    Ive loved it from the first moment I read it. Buy it and you wont be dissapointed

    24 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Sooo good

    Great

    18 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    looks...

    LOOKS INTERESTING DUDES AND DUDETTES!!!!!LOL!!!:)

    15 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Please tell

    If you guys get this please tell if its good.

    14 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    It was not

    It was not so bad but it was a little bit good

    11 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Must read

    I dearly enjoyed the preview of this book. It is my next purchase. I love the way it shows more of how society worked around the time, and just enough hint of the mysterious floating around the characters.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    A great read

    Parts of it were slow, but overall i couldnt put it down ! Lots of twists turns and mystery ! I would reccomend if you like adventure and excitement with a twist of love and hate

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    ;)

    This book was enjoyable, sometimes characters are weird And ya, pretty good get it and give it a chance

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Tell me if its good!

    I want to get a free book that looks really good and interesting to take on my cruise to read at night!

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Interresting

    It looks interesting

    5 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    August 17 2012

    Hated it

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

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    M&ms i did read it duh

    4 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Aa

    Do you have to buy it or is it free?

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    TAP HERE

    If you guys get this book lease tell me if its good

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Wevibi

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    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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