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

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

by Lissa Evans

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Overview

Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery … and danger.
As if being small for his age and also having S. Horten as his name isn't bad enough, now 10-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all his friends.But on his very first day in his new home, Stuart's swept up in an extraordinary adventure: the quest to find his great-uncle Tony--a famous magician who literally disappeared off the face of the earth--and Tony's marvelous, long-lost workshop. Along the way, Stuart reluctantly accepts help from the annoying triplets next door… and encounters trouble from another magician who's also desperate to get hold of Tony's treasures.
A quirky, smart, charming page-turner, Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms will enchant young readers--as well as teachers, librarians, and parents.  Long-listed for the Carnegie Medal (2012) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402798450
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lissa Evans's route to children's fiction author is perhaps as roundabout as Stuart's adventures in Beeton. After a brief career as a doctor of medicine and then in stand-up comedy, Lissa became a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television, before turning to writing. She has penned books for adults as well as picture books for children. This is her first middle-grade novel. Lissa lives with her family in North London.

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