Parents losing their children not by choice - or leaving them because they don't see their kids for who they truly are? Mothers straining under daunting doctor bills? A splintered United States? A looming, ancient evil that threatens to devour children and the country? A threatening land where hope is still possible - and where a child's best friend can still be their dog (who most see as a lamb)?What kind of story is this? Nika Thought-werk is not your ordinary little girl - instead of being made of being made of flesh and bone, she is made of porcelain, glass, and wax.Starting with her creation in 1894, Nika lives a life of non-stop adventure as she is charged with finding a lost little girl, recruited by the army, tossed into a tornado, and sent off to rescue her best friend from a cruel old woman who lives inside a gingerbread house. A beautifully written work of fantasy for preteens and young adults, Do Clockworks Dream of Gear-Toothed Sheep? proves that anything is possible if you are true to - and believe in - yourself. The second edition of Do Clockworks Dream of Gear-Toothed Sheep? contains more than three dozen new hand-drawn illustrations and a chapter detailing how thought-werks are meant to function. If you are a fan of robots, automatons, clockpunk or steampunk (or you have a child who is), this may be a book meant just for you.
- Science Fiction
- 8 - 12