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- ISBN: 9780763662462 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her sorcery to a Victorian gothic thriller-an enthralling, darkly comic tale that would do Dickens proud. The master puppeteer, Gaspare Grisini, is so expert at manipulating his stringed puppets that they appear alive. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Grisini's act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts and makes a splendidly gaudy entrance with caravan, puppets, and his two orphaned assistants. Lizzie Rose and Parsefall are dazzled by the Wintermute home. Clara seems to have everything they lack-adoring parents, warmth, and plenty to eat. In fact, Clara's life is shadowed by grief, guilt, and secrets. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion of kidnapping falls upon the puppeteer and, by association, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall. As they seek to puzzle out Clara's whereabouts, Lizzie and Parse uncover Grisini's criminal...
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
5.1 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1954 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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