Splendors and glooms
Source:Candlewick, Volume 1st, Somerville, Mass., p.384 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3619 .C43 S65 2012
Keywords:1837-1901--Juvenile fiction, Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Birthdays--Juvenile fiction, Blessing and cursing--Fiction, Blessing and cursing--Juvenile fiction, Dust jackets (Bindings)--2012, Fantasy fiction, Friendship--Juvenile fiction, Good and evil--Juvenile fiction, Great Britain--History--Victoria, Great Britain--History--Victoria, 1837-1901--Fiction, Historical fiction, JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls, Puppets, Kidnapping--Fiction, Kidnapping--Juvenile fiction, London (England)--History--19th century--Fiction, London (England)--History--19th century--Juvenile fiction, Newbery Medal: Honor book--2013, Orphans--Fiction, Orphans--Juvenile fiction, Puppets--Fiction, Puppets--Juvenile fiction, Witches--Fiction, Witches--Juvenile fiction
Summary: When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2013; Ages 8 and 16; Historical fiction