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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.

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Emma Trevayne's novel is a delightful, atmospheric, clockwork fantasy that will draw kids into an adventure that combines mystery, excitement, and mechanical marvel. Kids will easily relate to hero Jack's feelings of loneliness and eagerness to learn more about the world around him. The writing has an intriguing rhythm and clever descriptive power that can both draw kids in to read on their own and be fun for adults to read aloud.

Steampunk elements abound, but even if that genre's not your thing, the compelling and charming characters, well-constructed story, and vividly realized fantasy world will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure and a curiosity about how things work.

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