The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

    • 4.2 • 20 Ratings
    • $6.99
    • $6.99

Publisher Description

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A wildly original, fantastical adventure of love and heartbreak—and an animated movie, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart—that takes us from Edinburgh to Paris to Andalusia to tell the story of a boy who discovers the great joys and ultimately the greater costs, of owning a fully formed heart. 

Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.

As Jack gets older, Dr. Madeleine warns him that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love. And, of course, this is exactly what he does: on his tenth birthday and with head-over-heels abandon. The object of his ardor is Miss Acacia—a bespectacled young street performer with a soul-stirring voice. But now Jack’s life is doubly at risk—his heart is in danger and so is his safety after he injures the school bully in a fight for the affections of the beautiful singer.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2010
March 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

The Iron Queen ,

Love it

My grandmother got me the movie last Christmas and I loved it, I read the book and I loved it even more.

Christina Navarro ,

Loved it!!

I loved this book! It's one of my favorites.

Escapist Reader ,

Amateurish

This book is chock full of forced analogies, trying too hard to be poetic. It's an interesting idea for a story, but there's absolutely no deep thinking involved. The metaphors seem to be accidental and horrific, while everything else is obvious and absurd. Bottom line is the writing stinks!

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