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Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure - Lissa Evans
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure
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Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery, and danger.As if being small and 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... show more
Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery, and danger.As if being small and 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)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781402798061 (1402798067)
ASIN: 1402798067
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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The Book High
The Book High rated it
This was a unique experience: this book was recommended to ME by a student instead of the other way around. He did warn me that I need to buy the second book, as well... I should have listened. This ends just where I expected it to really begin.This was a very fun, interesting read. Stuart is cle...
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it
4.0 Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure
The story of a short boy named Stuart who saves his great uncle's magical legacy. Humorous, mysterious, and heartwarming.
Randi's Blog
Randi's Blog rated it
Very enjoyable middle grade book. I will definitely be recommending this to my future students. It was a perfect mix of magic, mystery, & adventure, just as the cover says. This book was more wonderful than I expected! The writing was top-notch; Evans has a way with words. It's a very quick read and...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, and a Very Strange Adventure
I'm enjoying it so far but am finding the Americanization of the book really distracting. It would have been four stars, but the story lost me at the ending.
EricaO
EricaO rated it
3.0 Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure
I was intrigued with this book because it's small and has a cool pen-and-ink-type drawing on the cover.The story within is fine. I'd have enjoyed it had I read it as a kid since I'd have loved to have found a secret left behind by a great-uncle magician. As an adult, it was nice to read but will pr...
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