Book of the Week: Clock Without a Face

May 4, 2010

Here’s the latest edition to our library. The Clock Without a Face. Mysteries to solve, puzzles to figure out, and teeny-tiny details to study in the fantastic illustrations. This is a very cool book for the tween set (think 9-12). And really, any teens or adults that have browsed the book in my living room seem to love it just as much.

The coolest part: the creators (the book is published by McSweeneys) made 12 emerald-studded numbers and buried them in real places across the country. If you find one it’s yours to keep. And the only way to find one is to figure out the clues in The Clock Without A Face.

Have a smarty niece or nephew heading to middle school or junior high? This would make a great gift.

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1 Meredith May 4, 2010 at 11:39 am

This is great! I love giving books as gifts, but it’s sometimes so hard to find the right one that will really captivate that age group (especially boys…at least in my family). This will totally do the trick! And just in time for a birthday, too.

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2 amy May 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

We picked this up last week and it’s a hit at our house. The littles like listening to the story and looking through all the tiniest details of each of the apartments. My third grader is reading through it right now and then we’ll compare notes and get to work hunting for one of those numbers!

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3 Jan (Family Bites) May 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Thank you! My boys (age 8 and 10) and I have gotten back into reading aloud each night before bed. They pull a chair up in between their beds (they share a room) and I read to them. We are just about to finish our book (we’ve been reading all the Roald Dahl novels) and need something to start on the weekend. This will be it for us!

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4 erin May 5, 2010 at 9:48 am

I didn’t know McSweeney’s did children’s books! Thanks for sharing this!

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5 Lauren T. May 25, 2010 at 9:33 am

Just got this book for my nephew for his birthday! Thanks for the recommendation!

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