Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms

Magic, Mystery & A Very Strange Adventure

Evans, Lissa

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms
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As if being small and 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.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, c2012
ISBN: 1402798067
9781402798061
Branch Call Number: j EVANS 2012
Characteristics: 270 p. :,ill., map ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Lissa (Small change for Stuart)

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As if being small and 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 li... Read More »


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Nov 03, 2014

I liked this book very much it was a nice and easy read for anybody!

Jul 07, 2014
  • orange_turtle_200 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book because it was one of those books whee you could solve the mystery with the character and not put the book down until the end.

Mar 28, 2014

it was an interesting story, i quite liked it, full of mystery and puzzles, good book.

Mar 28, 2014
  • niku1234 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I found it a fun, entertaining and interesting read. I would definitely recommend this book to others. Its a really good adventure. The plot is original, the characters are vivid and easy to imagine and the whole concept of the book is amazing.

Feb 12, 2014
  • blueroo276 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a fun book! It has a nice mix of basic kid problems (annoying neighbors), adventure, and a dash of magic. Worked well as a read-aloud.

Apr 06, 2013
  • DORAJANCIC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

its a amazing book its really fun read and very interesting!New favorite book of all time until i get the new book :D

Sep 26, 2012

I loved everything about this book.

Aug 18, 2012

Ten year old Stuart Horten is not happy to move to Beeton, his father’s home town, with his parents so they can be closer to his mother’s work. As his father takes Stuart to show him the town, he also tells Stuart about Great- Uncle Tony who was a famous magician who disappeared. Stuart discovers that the magician has left puzzles to be solved and he decides to solve them so he can discover the workshop where the magic mechanisms were made and stored and perhaps find out where Great-Uncle Tony went. Is it all illusion or is there really magic? Let the reader decide. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.

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Nov 03, 2014

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Jul 07, 2014
  • orange_turtle_200 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is about a boy who is different from everyone else. He is short, and his initials spell S. Horten. His unusual tallness plays an important role in his adventures when he moves to Beeton his fathers home town.His adventure starts when his father talks to him about the remnant memories he had of Great-Uncle Tony which makes Stuart curious when he finds out that Great-Uncle Tony disappeared to find his missing wife from one of his inventions. Halfway along this journey he develops three new companions, a blind one, a bossy,and confident one, and a seeing eyed dog. Along this journey you find many plot twisting events and clues to solving what happened to Great-Uncle Tony

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