Did the London Olympics surge your adrenaline? Remind you of Britain’s great literary tradition? Maybe both? This month we bring you a British book to round out our summer recommendations.
In Lissa Evans’ Horten’s Miraculous Mechanism readers will get to know Stuart Horten, a ten year old who is ready to write off his summer as a total bore. Thus far, summer for Stuart has involved a family move to a seemingly dull spot and Stuart’s lack of enthusiasm is compounded by a set of nosy triplet girls next door. However, things start looking up when he learns about how his great-uncle Tony—who was a magician of some renown and an inventor of fabulous contraptions—disappeared years ago.
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