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The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart - Mathias Malzieu, Sarah Ardizzone
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
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FIRSTLY: don’t touch the hands of your cuckoo-clock heart. SECONDLY: master your anger. THIRDLY: never, ever fall in love. For if you do, the hour hand will poke through your skin, your bones will shatter, and your heart will break once more.Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near... show more
FIRSTLY: don’t touch the hands of your cuckoo-clock heart. SECONDLY: master your anger. THIRDLY: never, ever fall in love. For if you do, the hour hand will poke through your skin, your bones will shatter, and your heart will break once more.Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.As Jack gets older, Dr. Madeleine warns him that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love. And, of course, this is exactly what he does: on his tenth birthday and with head-over-heels abandon. The object of his ardor is Miss Acacia—a bespectacled young street performer with a soul-stirring voice. But now Jack’s life is doubly at risk—his heart is in danger and so is his safety after he injures the school bully in a fight for the affections of the beautiful singer.Now begins a journey of escape and pursuit, from Edinburgh to Paris to Miss Acacia’s home in Andalusia. Mathias Malzieu’s The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a fantastical, wildly inventive tale of love and heartbreak—by turns poignant and funny—in which Jack finally learns the great joys, and ultimately the greater costs, of owning a fully formed heart.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271686 (0307271684)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
4.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleDefinitely weird, but I liked it. A few weeks ago, I watched Jack and the Cuckoo-clock Heart on Netflix and enjoyed it. I then downloaded the corresponding album by Dionysos and fell in love. So of course I had to track down a copy of the book to make ...
Love, Culture, Language - Reading! ♥
Love, Culture, Language - Reading! ♥ rated it
3.0 Anche se...non lo so...
Inizialmente mi piaceva molto. Lo stile fluido, le pochissime parole per descrivere i personaggi in maniera così semplice e profonda allo stesso tempo e la stranezza della storia. Mi ero quasi immersa nelle sensazioni che un amore così forte può provocare..e poi..mi sono allontanata da tutto il mond...
kleeblattsbuecherblog
kleeblattsbuecherblog rated it
5.0 ein Herzensmärchen
Jack kommt in einer bitterkalten Winternacht zur Welt. Während der Geburt friert sein Herz ein und die Hebamme Doktor Madeleine setzt ihm eine Kuckucksuhr als Ersatz ein. Fortan lebt er bei Madeleine, da seine richtige Mutter ihn nicht will. Als er bei einem Besuch in der Stadt die kleine Tänzerin M...
A--
A-- rated it
2.0 Dla kogo ten zegar bije?
Jest to baśniowo-alegoryczna historia miłosna dla dorosłych (w każdym razie nie dla dzieci) i mimo, że baśniowość, alegoryczność i erotyczność są terminami niosącymi w sobie atrakcyjność to książka jest niestety słaba. Powiedziałbym nawet że jest to pseudopoetycki, powierzchowny gniot (i tak bym ją ...
SlowReader's Kingdom
SlowReader's Kingdom rated it
3.0 „The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Mathias Malzieu - Review
I had high expectations of this book. Maybe they were too high. I hoped for a book experience like Patrick Ness’ “A Monster Calls”. That is not what I got. Instead I constantly had the feeling of reading a book for school. “The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” did not stand out. “The Boy with the...
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