Stuart Horten si trasferisce nella deprimente Beeton per seguire i suoi genitori. La casa nuova è anonima e noiosa, e per giunta è l’inizio delle vacanze estive, il momento peggiore per farsi nuovi amici, operazione quasi impossibile prima che ricominci l’anno scolastico. Ma Beeton nasconde molte più sorprese di quanto sembri: un tempo ospitava la Meccanismi Miracolosi Horten, che produceva macchinette a moneta e serrature e apparteneva al prozio di Stuart, grande prestigiatore svanito misteriosamente (ma non troppo). Otto monete che dovranno attivare altrettanti marchingegni sono gli indizi che condurranno Stuart attraverso la più grande Caccia al Tesoro di tutti i tempi. Solo che non sarà per niente facile sfuggire alle grinfie dei suoi malvagi e accaniti inseguitori, e soprattutto agli occhi vigili e impiccioni delle orrende gemelle April, May e June Kingley, testardamente impegnate a rovinargli la vita… Un’avventura rocambolesca e divertentissima, che, insieme a Stuart, condurrà anche noi alla scoperta di un grande tesoro: questo libro!
- ISBN: 8867157787
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 240
Good for teachers, Meh for entertainment I really liked the premise and the illustrations are charming, but this just was too dry to really enjoy. I can see teachers picking this up for a class read because kids can learn new words via the crossword creator father, but that character is actually pret Leggi tutto
Reviewed by Rusty Key Writer: Becca Worthington Recommended for: Boys and girls, ages 8 and up One Word Summary: Mesmerizing. My father used to do magic tricks at my siblings’ and my birthday parties when we were little. It was basic, beginner stuff—pick a card any card, guess which tiny cup the fluff Leggi tutto
Stuart Horten and his family have recently moved back to his father's childhood hometown, and Stuart discovers that his family has played quite an important role in local history. Stuart solves the mystery of his missing great-uncle Teeny-Tiny Tony Horten and makes a great friend along the way. Full Leggi tutto
A very fun and enjoyable story.
This is the Great! Unexpected! Dangerous! story of the great magician Tony Horten, the mysterious circumstances of his disappearance and the quest that a young boy undergoes to find the magician’s missing workshop and its miraculous mechanisms. The unlikely hero of this story is a (small for his age) Leggi tutto
This is a fun book which contains pretty much what it says on the tin - magic, mystery and a very strange adventure. Stuart moves with his family to his father's childhood town of Beeton, much against his will. When there, he finds out some things about his family - including the fact that his great- Leggi tutto
As a school teacher I see soooo many possibilities to integrate with this book! While reading we could dive into a study on family history, locate primary documents, write memoirs from the point of view of a relative or fictional memoirs. So many ideas running through my head as I read! I also loved Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this story about a boy named Horten who moves back to his ancestors' hometown and discovers a mystery waiting for him. His great uncle had been a magician, and his workshop was never discovered... but Horten has found a few clues that might lead him to it. I was strongly reminded of the Ma Leggi tutto
Brilliant. Love the coins and the machines. Love the triplets that live next door. Love that the only books that I pick up believing to be one-offs turn into series. Here's hoping for a great couple of books to come
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