2015 Rebecca Caudill Roundup: The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby

ClockworkThreeThe Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby was one of those adventurous-kids-solving-their-own-problems books, with a nod to steampunk and a dash of magic. The time and place was indefinite, but it felt like mid-nineteenth century, large East-coast city. Guiseppe, a street musician; Hannah, a maid; and Frederick, a clockmaker’s apprentice have great back-stories and their lives intertwine because of a green violin, a mysterious treasure hunt, and a clockwork man. Readers follow the story of all three children for quite a while before they meet up with one another, so each has a distinctly developed personality. Once all three of our characters assemble (on page 247) they work together beautifully to make everything turn out right in the end. It is definitely a book I am recommending to fans of fantastical adventures.

Here is a discussion guide from Scholastic.

And here is a book trailer:

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