- Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 384 p. ; 23 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 670
- Puppets -- Fiction.
- Orphans -- Fiction.
- Kidnapping -- Fiction.
- Witches -- Fiction.
- Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
- London (England) -- Fiction. -- History -- 19th century
- Great Britain -- Fiction. -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901
- Adventure stories.
- Fantasy fiction.
- Historical fiction.
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Splendors and glooms
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Available Copies: Malletts Youth, NEW, Traverwood Youth, NEW, West Youth, NEW
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.
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Reads like a better plotted, child's version of The Night Circus.
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