Stuart Horten is a 10-year-old with a hard life. He's already dealing with his very small stature and his unfortunate name (S.Horten) when his family moves him to their small hometown. Stuart is battling boredom when he stumbles upon an ancient hidden note and some old coins from his great-uncle Teeny Tiny Tony Horten. Teeny Tiny, a great illusionist, disappeared into thin air along with his illusions many years before.
Stuart sets off to solve the mystery of his uncle with unexpected help from 10-year-old triplets April, May and June. Solving the puzzle, however, involves running from one town landmark to another uncovering old and sometimes forgotten mechanical illusions. Kids and their parents will have fun following the map and chasing the mystery before time runs out. Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms combines just enough humor, suspense and magic to make you not want to put the book down, even if you aren't 10-years-old.
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