Clockwork, Or, All Wound Up

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Corgi Yearling, 2004 - Children's stories - 92 pages
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Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ...

A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way.

Almost like clockwork ...

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User Review  - Kesterbird - LibraryThing

This story is aesthetically pleasing. It is no more, or less, problematic than any other german fairytale, and fits right in with the tradition of the Grimms. Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

This is a short, scary story about a clockwork prince, a darker version of the Pinocchio tale. As with all of Pullman’s books that I’ve read, the prose is exceptional. The edition I read was enhanced by dreamlike illustrations. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS. A film of NORTHERN LIGHTS (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) was made in 2008 by New Line Cinema. He lives in Oxford.

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