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Added on GoodReads

What caught my eye on GoodReads and was added to the pile. After all the award buzz about this book, I just have to pick it up! … Eventually.

Horten's Miraculous MechanismsHORTEN’S MIRACULOUS MECHANISMS by Lissa Evans

Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery … and danger.
As if being small for his age and also 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.

I’m a sucker for a good title. I saw Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms in one of the too many emails I get from Barnes & Noble. The cover and title drew me in. I always say that I would love to read more middle grade… this seems like a cute book!

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