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An enchanted green violin, an automaton that comes to life, and a hidden treasure—The Clockwork Three is a richly woven adventure story that is sure to become a classic!

Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the US. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom. Hannah is a softhearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family—if she can find it. And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker’s apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers’ guild—if only he can create a working head. Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Part mystery, part adventure, part science project, The Clockwork Three is as imaginative as it is fun. Kirby’s attention to detail and descriptive powers are fantastic…The Clockwork Three has a classic feel to it, setting it apart from a glut of trendy offerings.”

    Deseret News

  • “In this riveting historical fantasy…Kirby has assembled all the ingredients for a rousing adventure, which he delivers with rich, transporting prose. Mixing fantasy and steampunk elements with subtle urban mythology, Kirby’s immersive story can be read as a modern morality play or satisfying standalone tale.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Thompson’s narration smoothly makes believable the transition from the children’s separate stories to their shared adventure as they solve the mystery of a hidden treasure…Thompson’s stellar performance of a tale with a host of interesting characters and plot twists is a most satisfying listening experience.”


  • “In his ambitious novel, Kirby weaves together a good amount of reliably alluring elements…Kirby twists wisps of mysticism into the clockwork elements, clear-eyed environmentalism into the dour urban grittiness, and a timeless sense of family and friendship into the bold, can-do adventuring…A strong debut effort with memorable characters, hearty action, and palpable atmospherics.”


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