The secret keepers

by Stewart, Trenton Lee,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual MP3 JF STE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  MP3 JF STE
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and E.B. White Read Aloud Award winner Trenton Lee Stewart returns with a captivating, heart-stopping adventure about thrilling secrets and dangerous mysteries--and the courage to reveal the most frightening of truths. Eleven-year-old Reuben spends his days exploring, hiding, and practicing parkour among the abandoned buildings of the Lower Downs as a way to escape the rough times that have befallen him and his mom--but his discovery of an extraordinary antique pocket watch changes everything. When Reuben finds that the watch has the power to turn him invisible, he's propelled on the adventure of a lifetime.Now Reuben is being pursued by a group of dangerous men called the Directions, and someone--or something--ominously called The Smoke. They all want the watch, and with the help of new friends, it's up to Reuben to unravel the mysteries surrounding it and protect the city from evil.New York Times bestselling author Trenton Lee Stewart's latest novel will enthrall old and new fans alike with the twists and turns of an inventive and compelling adventure reminiscent of The Mysterious Benedict Society series.
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 and adventurers -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Invisibility -- Fiction.
Clocks and watches -- Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Invisibility -- Juvenile fiction.
Clocks and watches -- Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Audiobooks (Playaway)
Publisher Solon, Ohio :Findaway World, LLC,2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Brown, Cameron M., narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Hachette Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Cameron Brown.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Previously released by Hachette Audio, ℗2016.
Release date supplied by publisher.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 15 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781478971801
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