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by | Read by Marc Thompson

Children Ages 8+ • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Marc Thompson gives distinct, youthful voices to each of three children—Giuseppe, an orphaned street musician; Frederick, an apprentice clockmaker; and Hannah, a hotel maid—whose lives in a fictional American port city in the late nineteenth century become linked as each strives to achieve a better life. Thompson’s narration smoothly makes believable the transition from the children’s separate stories to their shared adventure as they solve the mystery of a hidden treasure—complete with steampunk elements involving a clockwork automaton with the heart of a golem, who becomes their protector. Thompson’s stellar performance of a tale with a host of interesting characters and plot twists is a most satisfying listening experience. C.R.A. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]

Trade Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2010

CD ISBN 978-0-545-24955-3 $39.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-545-28536-0 $39.99


Library Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2010

CD ISBN 978-0-545-24958-4 $79.99 • Ten CDs

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