Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (25): The Clockwork Three

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Clockwork ThreeThis week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby.  It's due out October 1, 2010 from Scholastic Press.

Book Description
Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .

Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.

Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it.

And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker's apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers' guild -- if only he can create a working head.

Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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  1. Wow, all 3 characters in the book sound pretty interesting.

  2. What a cute blurb :) I love your WOW's and I'll be looking for this book when it comes out :)

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  3. I wonder if this book will be really kid based... like the Mysterious Benedict Society, or if it will have a more complex plot... *ponder*

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  4. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds really interesting!

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  5. This title is on my radar, too! It looks good.

  6. This one sounds adorable and interesting, I haven't heard of it before! Not a long wait either, that's always nice:)

  7. I have seen this book a couple of times. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

  8. I have heard of this one, sounds interesting!

  9. This is the first time I've seen this one. I must be living under a rock... But it looks really good. Thanks for stopping by wow!

  10. Sounds like an interesting book. Great pick!

  11. humm, have heard of this one, I will have to check it out.

  12. Nice pick! It sounds pretty good.

  13. Just heard of one and it looks fun!
    Looks great - exciting and powerful!
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