Curiosity

Author: Gary Blackwood
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Category: Children's Fiction, Mystery Books for Kids, Sports Stories, Historical
Book Format: Paperback

Intrigue, danger, chess, and a real-life hoax combine in this historical novel from the author of The Shakespeare Stealer



Philadelphia, PA, 1835. Rufus, a twelve-year-old chess prodigy, is recruited by a shady showman named Maelzel to secretly operate a mechanical chess player called the Turk. The Turk wows ticket-paying audience members and players, who do not realize that Rufus, the true chess master, is hidden inside the contraption. But Rufus's job working the automaton must be kept secret, and he fears he may never be able to escape his unscrupulous master. And what has happened to the previous operators of the Turk, who seem to disappear as soon as Maelzel no longer needs them? Creeping suspense, plenty of mystery, and cameos from Edgar Allan Poe and P. T. Barnum mark Gary Blackwood's triumphant return to middle grade fiction.

Gary Blackwood is a playwright and the bestselling author of The Shakespeare Stealer series. He lives in Nova Scotia.

About Gary Blackwood
Gary Blackwood is a playwright and the bestselling author of The Shakespeare Stealer series. He lives in Nova Scotia.

(BK-9780142424483)

SKU BK-9780142424483
Barcode # 9780142424483
Brand Penguin Putnam Inc
Artist / Author Gary Blackwood
Shipping Weight 0.4500kg
Shipping Width 12.700m
Shipping Height 2.000m
Shipping Length 19.600m

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