Watch Hollow
Watch Hollow
Watch Hollow
New York Times bestselling author Gregory Funaro brings us into a world where magic exists, monsters roam in the shadows, and wooden animals come to life.Deep within the enchanted woods in the town of Watch Hollow stands the once-grand Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical secret: a giant cuckoo clock that does much more than tell time. But when the clock’s gears cease to turn, an evil presence lurking among the trees begins to come out of the shadows.When Lucy and Oliver Tinker arrive in Watch Hollow, they have no idea that anything is wrong. A mysterious stranger has made their father an offer that’s too good for him to refuse. All Mr. Tinker needs to do is fix the clock at Blackford House and fistfuls of gold coins are his to keep. It doesn’t take long, however, for the children to realize that there is more to Blackford House than meets the eye. And before they can entirely understand the strange world they’ve stumbled into, Lucy and Oliver must join forces with a host of magical clock animals to defeat the Garr—a vicious monster that not only wants Blackford House for itself, but also seeks to destroy everything the Tinkers hold dear.

Book Details


  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Ever since the death of Oliver and Lucy Tinker's mother, the family's clock shop business hasn't been doing very well. When a mysterious old man arrives at their shop door with a large pile of gold in exchange for the repair of a very important clock, the Tinker family is happy to take the job. The father and siblings cheerfully arrive at the house where the clock is kept but (please don't tell anyone) a bit afraid. The woods that surround the house are different from normal woods and creepier than normal woods as well.

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Watch Hollow is the story of Oliver and Lucy Tinker. A man named Mr. Quigley asks Charles Tinker (Oliver and Lucy's father) to fix a broken clock at a house he bought called Blackford House, which is located in Watch Hollow. The Tinkers accept.

When they come to Blackford House, they find that the lot on which the house is built is surrounded by an unusual forest called the Shadow Woods. Upon coming into the house (which is in awful condition) they spot a huge, unmoving clock that has animal-shaped holes where the numbers were supposed to be.

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