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The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
by Mathias Malzieu


Overview - A wildly original, fantastical adventure--and now an animated move, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart --this international bestseller will charm readers of all ages.

Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr.  Read more...


 
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More About The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
 
 
 
Overview
A wildly original, fantastical adventure--and now an animated move, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart--this international bestseller will charm readers of all ages.

Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine--witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans--who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.

As Jack gets older, Dr. Madeleine warns him that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love. And, of course, this is exactly what he does: on his tenth birthday and with head-over-heels abandon. The object of his ardor is Miss Acacia--a bespectacled young street performer with a soul-stirring voice. But now Jack's life is doubly at risk--his heart is in danger and so is his safety after he injures the school bully in a fight for the affections of the beautiful singer.

Now begins a journey of escape and pursuit, from Edinburgh to Paris to Miss Acacia's home in Andalusia. Mathias Malzieu's The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a fantastical, wildly inventive tale of love and heartbreak--by turns poignant and funny--in which Jack finally learns the great joys, and ultimately the greater costs, of owning a fully formed heart.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307472137
  • ISBN-10: 0307472132
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 171
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.31 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43 pounds

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

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