Monday, July 8, 2013

Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans

Horten’s parents have moved him to a small town in England right in the middle of the summer and he thinks he is in for a really boring time.  What is finds instead is the mystery about his great uncle Tony’s disappearance right after World War II and the search for his uncle’s mysterious workshop.  Tony isn’t the only one looking for this workshop which leads to some sleuthing and even danger.  With the help of the triplets from next door, named April, May, and June, Horten travels through the village finding clues in the quirkiest of places hoping to discover the workshop and maybe his uncle as well.

This is a book that is on the Maine Student Book Award nominee list for 2013-2014.  I try to read all the books on the list so I can recommend them to students.  This one was fun and quirky and an easier read than some that end up on the list. This was a lot of fun.



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