The Clock Without a Face by Eli Horowitz, Mac Barnett, & Scott Teplin (Ages 7 & up)


We are big fans of the McSweeney's literary journal and their 826 organization, which teaches kids expository writing through free workshops, field trips, and after school tutoring at their storefront locations around the United States, so we were thrilled when they published this super cool book, The Clock Without a Face. And, trust us, what you are about to read below is entirely true and entirely awesome. You can even follow the saga on their website and via their Twitter feed [].

We've buried 12 emerald-studded numbers—each handmade and one of a kind—in 12 holes across the United States. These treasures will belong to whoever digs them up first. The question: Where to dig? The only path to the answer: Solve the riddles of The Clock Without a Face!
THE BOOK? The call comes in from the shadowy Ternky Tower: 13 robberies, one on each floor, all the way up to the penthouse, where obnoxious importer Bevel Ternky has been relieved of the numbers garlanding the legendary Emerald Khroniker, his priceless, ancient clock. Readers must conduct their own investigations, scouring detailed illustrations for hidden clues and knotty puzzles. All your answers can be found within this book: whodunit and how . . . and where the real numbers are buried now.
THE NUMBERS Twelve—and only twelve—emerald-bedecked integers sleep somewhere in this nation's soil. If you can find them, they're yours to keep—and only this book can tell you where they are. So read the story carefully, and examine the illustrations closely. The race is on!

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