Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure
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)
Publish date: 2012-04-03
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
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...
The story of a short boy named Stuart who saves his great uncle's magical legacy. Humorous, mysterious, and heartwarming.
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...
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.
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...