Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Clockwork Three ~ by Matthew J. Kirbby

Guiseppe is an orphaned street musician who sees no way to escape from his ruthless master, until the day he finds an enchanted green violin.
Frederick is an apprentice clockmaker with a past he cannot remember, who secretly works to build the most magnificent clockwork man the world has ever seen.
is a maid in a grand hotel, whose life is one of endless drudgery, until she encounters a mystifying new guest and learns of a hidden treasure.
As mysterious circumstances bring them together, the lives of these three children soon interlock, like the turning gears of a clock, and they realize that each one holds the key to the others' puzzles. The trio's adventures sweep them through the winding alleyways and glittering plazas of their city, and along the way Guiseppe, Hannah, and Fredrick must learn to trust in one another - and themselves - for they risk losing the things they hold most dear, as the dangers they face quickly become all too real.

I loved this book! It's a fun blend of
mystery, action, crushes, hard work, friendship, determination, and hope. The book ends on a pleasantly positive note that you can't help but smile at.
I liked what the author, Matthew Kirby says about what kind of book the Clockwork Three is
, "It's not quite fantasy, not quite historical fiction, nor is it steampunk, but it borrows from all three genres."
It's a perfect read for
boys and girls ten and up.

~ Sci-Fi Chick~chick

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