The secret keepers

by Stewart, Trenton Lee,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual J CDB STEWART
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  J CDB STEWART
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD STEWART
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j CD STEWART
Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC STEWART (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
A New York Times Bestseller! By the author of The Mysterious Benedict Society, this heart-pounding mystery adventure is laced with magic and humor.

When Reuben discovers an extraordinary antique watch with a secret power, his life takes an intriguing turn. As one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his honest nature and the lure to be a hero.

Now he is on a dangerous adventure--full of curious characters, treacherous traps, and hairsbreadth escapes--as he races to solve the mystery before it is too late. With fearless Penny, mighty Jack, and the wise Mrs. Genevieve on his side, can Reuben outwit a sly villain called The Smoke and save the city from a terrible fate?

In this ingeniously crafted novel, acclaimed author Trenton Lee Stewart invites readers to join the adventure, decipher the clues, and ask themselves the question: Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reuben lives to skirt through the shadows and climb high walls. Atop one of those walls, he finds an antique clock, which, he learns, is sought by the mysterious bully, the Smoke, who runs the depressed city. As Reuben discovers the timepiece's magical properties, he also finds clues that point to its proper owners. But the closer he comes to the truth, the harder it is to contemplate giving up an object that might give him and his mother the security they so desperately need. Stewart, author of the Mysterious Benedict Society books, offers a stellar cast here. Reuben, a refreshing mix of daredevil and terrified tween, meets his match in a lively family whose history with the clock brings them into battle with dastardly forces. Reuben's hardworking mother especially lights up the story. There are adventures aplenty perhaps too many. As this page-heavy book goes on, they weigh down the liveliness of the story. Readers, however, will persevere, caught up in the mystery of the clock and the persistence of its pursuers.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's summer vacation for 12-year-old Reuben Pedley, a resident of a rundown neighborhood in New Umbra, a city ruled by a mysterious figure known as the Smoke and his minions, the Directions, who constantly patrol the city. While Reuben's mother is at work, he spends his days exploring; one afternoon, he finds a leather pouch containing a strange antique watch. In attempting to discover the secret of the watch, Reuben attracts the unwanted attention of the Smoke and the Directions. Reuben teams up with Penny and Jack Meyers, descendants of one of the original owners of the watch and keepers of a dark family secret, to outsmart the Smoke and free New Umbra from his clutches. Stewart (the Mysterious Benedict Society series) has created an exciting, fully imagined world filled with mystery and danger, where children can have real adventures without parental supervision. He doesn't shy from putting the children in true danger, both physical and moral, keeping readers on tenterhooks until the final page. Art not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Adventure stories.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Invisibility -- Juvenile fiction.
Clocks and watches -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Invisibility -- Fiction.
Clocks and watches -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York, NY :Hachette Audio,2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Brown, Cameron M., narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Cameron Brown.
Audience 8-12.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 14 audio discs (945 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781478913078
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