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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 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 shadowsWhen Lucy and Oliver Tinker ar. I don t read a lot of middle grade books but this one was awesome and super fun Give me weird magic and gothic vibes any day I got sucked right in after the intriguing prologue Beautiful and magical writing great characters and a mysterious house Also I could definitely see this one as a movie Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream presence lurking among the trees begins to come out of the shadowsWhen Lucy and Oliver Tinker ar. I don t read a lot of middle grade books but this one was awesome and super fun Give me weird magic and gothic vibes any day I got sucked right in after the intriguing Trial of a Feminizer prologue Beautiful and magical writing great characters and a mysterious house Also I could definitely see this one as a movie

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Watch Hollow

Rive 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 keepIt doesn’t take long however for the children to realize that there is to. ARC provided by Young Adult Books CentralLucy and Oliver Tinker s father repairs clocks for a living but the business isn t doing well After the death of their mother from cancer the family moves into an apartment attached to the business and is struggling to make ends meet to the point where school mates taunt the pair about being on food stamps When the mysterious Mr uigley shows up and offers Mr Tinker a large sum of money to fix a clock that is built into a house Watch Hollow that he has inherited the family packs up and moves to the wilds of Rhode Island for the summer to complete this task Of course the house is big spooky and decrepit and has interesting uirks like wooden animals Oliver meets Teddy the son of the former clock repairman who was unable to fix it and Lucy finds out that the wooden animals come to life at midnight It turns out that the clock which somehow powers the house feeds off of the power of the Shadow Wood but evil is lurking there in the form of The Gar which is trying to get into the house The Shadow Wood is encroaching on the house and feeding off the fear of the animals and the children and can only be repelled by Sun Stone and love While the father and Oliver try various repairs Lucy tries to figure out how the animals can help save the clock and the house The ending reveals surprising villains and leaves the door open for a seuelWatch Hollow is a deliciously spooky setting and the clock with places for wooden animals is fresh and interesting Who wouldn t want to befriend a wooden dog named Torsten that comes alive at night The world building is especially solid in this novel complete with creepy historical back story of original owners of the house and a complex but sensible reason for how the clock is powered One fun use of the shadow wood was that the acorns from the trees helped clear up Oliver s acneLucy and Oliver don t actually hang out with each other at the beginning of the book which I thought was especially realistic Oliver is busy with Teddy and helping his father and Lucy is interested in investigating the animals and the original owners They both learn a lot about the house but it doesn t make much sense until the communicate and share what they know It s a good thing they do because The Gar and his minions are NOT fooling around and want to take over the house If the children weren t there to stop them who knows how widely the evil would spreadThis is slightly reminiscent how could it not be of the newly popular Bellairs The House with a Clock in Its Walls and will be popular with readers who like spooky tales like Oh s Spirit Hunters Currie s The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street or Schwab s City of GhostsI could have done without the death of the mother the bullying before the children moved and the premise that love could save the children The first two are just tropes that have been tremendously overused and the third is just personal distaste I wouldn t count on love for anything serious than tying my shoes And even that is a bit foolish well tied shoes are important Poslije svega (After, provided by Young Adult Books CentralLucy and Oliver Tinker s father repairs clocks for a living but the business isn t doing well After the death of their mother from cancer the family moves into an apartment attached to the business and is struggling to make ends meet to the Die Herrenschneiderei point where school mates taunt the Cities of God packs up and moves to the wilds of Rhode Island for the summer to complete this task Of course the house is big spooky and decrepit and has interesting uirks like wooden animals Oliver meets Teddy the son of the former clock repairman who was unable to fix it and Lucy finds out that the wooden animals come to life at midnight It turns out that the clock which somehow Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone power of the Shadow Wood but evil is lurking there in the form of The Gar which is trying to get into the house The Shadow Wood is encroaching on the house and feeding off the fear of the animals and the children and can only be repelled by Sun Stone and love While the father and Oliver try various repairs Lucy tries to figure out how the animals can help save the clock and the house The ending reveals surprising villains and leaves the door open for a seuelWatch Hollow is a deliciously spooky setting and the clock with Pretend God Is Deaf places for wooden animals is fresh and interesting Who wouldn t want to befriend a wooden dog named Torsten that comes alive at night The world building is especially solid in this novel complete with creepy historical back story of original owners of the house and a complex but sensible reason for how the clock is Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide powered One fun use of the shadow wood was that the acorns from the trees helped clear up Oliver s acneLucy and Oliver don t actually hang out with each other at the beginning of the book which I thought was especially realistic Oliver is busy with Teddy and helping his father and Lucy is interested in investigating the animals and the original owners They both learn a lot about the house but it doesn t make much sense until the communicate and share what they know It s a good thing they do because The Gar and his minions are NOT fooling around and want to take over the house If the children weren t there to stop them who knows how widely the evil would spreadThis is slightly reminiscent how could it not be of the newly Las Puertas Del Amor popular Bellairs The House with a Clock in Its Walls and will be Discoveries popular with readers who like spooky tales like Oh s Spirit Hunters Currie s The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street or Schwab s City of GhostsI could have done without the death of the mother the bullying before the children moved and the Idenics personal distaste I wouldn t count on love for anything serious than tying my shoes And even that is a bit foolish well tied shoes are important

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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. I always look forward to a new book by Gregory Funaro but wow this time he really dials it up to 11Eleven year old Lucy Tinker and her older brother Oliver age 13 are struggling through life after the death of their mom two years earlier Their father is the proprietor of a small clock repair shop and tries to maintain optimism in the face of very little income and is just trying to get through each day as it comes But into their life comes a golden opportunity in the form of Mr uigley who wants to hire Mr Tinker Seems Mr uigley has recently bought a once grand house called the Blackford House and within it is a huge cuckoo clock that no longer works He invites the little family to move into the house for the summer while the clock is repaired The money he offers for the job is staggering It s a dream come true for the TinkersNot long after their arrival Lucy and Oliver discover that not all is as it seems and in fact there are some unexplainable and truly magical things happening in the house and the surrounding Shadow Woods I won t go into details in order to avoid spoilers but trust me it s really cool Readers will likely identify with either Oliver or Lucy or both as they separately discover the magical nature of what they encounter The build up through the first half of the plot is enticing and serves to develop these characters nicely The mystery of the nature of the magic as well as the history of the house also builds leading to the second half which is filled with exciting and at many times scary and perilous actionOne thing I always appreciate in a good YA or children s novel is when the author does not dumb down the plot or the situation Here I was pleased to see the scenes when Mr Tinker and Oliver work on the clock thoroughly and interestingly describing the mechanics of how cuckoo clocks actually work As an educated adult I can tell you I certainly learned a thing or two about winding mechanisms pendulums pipe couplings and conductor spheres and how the various parts work together But importantly several major themes run through this book including the nature of fear and love and the importance of balance in all things In addition the family must always deal with life after the death of their mother from cancer From my point of view as someone who has lost an immediate family member in this same way I can say this is handled extremely well in the book and with just the right amount of subtlety and pathos Bottom line this is a wonderful book for young people and not so young alike The overarching themes wind their way through an energetic and uniue plot that keep the pages turning This is one of those books that you won t let things like eating and sleeping get in the way of While the story is complete in this one volume there is a brief hint of further adventure to come in just the last couple of paragraphs I certainly hope so and if so I ll be first in line to get my hands on it Pretend God Is Deaf proprietor of a small clock repair shop and tries to maintain optimism in the face of very little income and is just trying to get through each day as it comes But into their life comes a golden opportunity in the form of Mr uigley who wants to hire Mr Tinker Seems Mr uigley has recently bought a once grand house called the Blackford House and within it is a huge cuckoo clock that no longer works He invites the little family to move into the house for the summer while the clock is repaired The money he offers for the job is staggering It s a dream come true for the TinkersNot long after their arrival Lucy and Oliver discover that not all is as it seems and in fact there are some unexplainable and truly magical things happening in the house and the surrounding Shadow Woods I won t go into details in order to avoid spoilers but trust me it s really cool Readers will likely identify with either Oliver or Lucy or both as they separately discover the magical nature of what they encounter The build up through the first half of the Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide plot is enticing and serves to develop these characters nicely The mystery of the nature of the magic as well as the history of the house also builds leading to the second half which is filled with exciting and at many times scary and Las Puertas Del Amor perilous actionOne thing I always appreciate in a good YA or children s novel is when the author does not dumb down the Discoveries plot or the situation Here I was Idenics pendulums Night Owl Loonette pipe couplings and conductor spheres and how the various Deadshifted (Edie Spence, parts work together But importantly several major themes run through this book including the nature of fear and love and the importance of balance in all things In addition the family must always deal with life after the death of their mother from cancer From my El agujero del infierno point of view as someone who has lost an immediate family member in this same way I can say this is handled extremely well in the book and with just the right amount of subtlety and The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) pathos Bottom line this is a wonderful book for young Teddy people and not so young alike The overarching themes wind their way through an energetic and uniue Calling Me Home plot that keep the The Taint of Lovecraft pages turning This is one of those books that you won t let things like eating and sleeping get in the way of While the story is complete in this one volume there is a brief hint of further adventure to come in just the last couple of Mr. Francis Wife paragraphs I certainly hope so and if so I ll be first in line to get my hands on it


10 thoughts on “Watch Hollow

  1. says:

    On sale now Review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureGregory Funaro’s just published Watch Hollow is a charming

  2. says:

    I don’t read a lot of middle grade books but this one was awesome and super fun Give me weird magic and gothic vibes any day I got sucked right in after the intriguing prologue Beautiful and magical writing great characters and a mysterious house Also I could definitely see this one as a movie 😍

  3. says:

    Thanks to the generous offer of an ARC copy from the authorAnother imaginative Middle Grade Fantasy I'm looking fo

  4. says:

    I've been a reader of Gregory Funaro's books since the very beginning when his novel Alistair Grim's Odditorium was released by Disney Hyperion The Alistair Grim series was simply magical and is still one of my very favorites If only Hyperion

  5. says:

    What a delightful little spooky story of a terrifying giant a mysterious clock in a mysterious house a strange boy and talking creatures Lucy and Oliver and their dad are in financial trouble thanks to their dad’s less than sound f

  6. says:

    ARC provided by Young Adult Books CentralLucy and Oliver Tinker's father repairs clocks for a living but the business isn't doing well After the death of their mother from cancer the family moves into an apartment attached to the business and is struggling to make ends meet to the point where school mates taunt the pair about being on food stamps When the mysterious Mr uigley shows up and offers Mr Tinker a large sum of money t

  7. says:

    Talking animals are always a tricky proposition for me but I found Watch Hollow to be a charming read with enough creepy overtones to make my horror jaded heart happyI started this as a buddy read with Jess from Storytime in the Stacks and swiftly found that I wanted to keep reading it This isn’t a book you want to spread out over several days It’s one you want to curl up with and blast throughOut of the

  8. says:

    A struggling family economically and emotionally is offered a lucrative opportunity to fix a broken clock in the Watch Hollow mansion the source of energy for the house In a remote area of coastal New England the decrepit mansion is surrounded by the creepy and creeping Shadow Woods protected by sunstone and the failing cuckoo clock with its twelve animal statues Lucy Oliver and Mr Tinker find themselves battling the Garr with on

  9. says:

    I always look forward to a new book by Gregory Funaro but wow this time he really dials it up to 11Eleven year old Lucy Tinker and

  10. says:

    I first was introduced to this author Mr Funaro when he wrote his darker suspense novels Which I just enjoyed a lot Than Mr Funaro started a new journey into young adult author The Alistair Grim's Odditorium series is great It is magical and whimsical All ages from children teens to adults can enjoy that series

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