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The boy with the cuckoo-clock heart, by Mathias Malzieu

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Summary
Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near dead 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. It is in her orphanage that Jack grows up, amid tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine. Dr. Madeleine warns Jack that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love. But of course, he does, on his tenth birthday, and with head-over-heels abandon, for a bespectacled young street performer with a soul-stirring voice. But it's not only Jack's heart that's at risk, it's his very life. Now begins a wild journey of escape and pursuit, from Edinburgh to Paris to Andalusia, where Jack will finally learn the great joys-- and the greater costs-- of owning a fully formed heart
Language
eng
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Note
Compact discs
Physical Description
5 compact discs (5 hr.), digital, 4 3/4 in.
Specific Material Designation
sound disc
Isbn
9781441726575

Library Locations

  • Winneconne Public Library

    Winneconne Public Library 31 South 2nd Street, Winneconne, WI, 54986, US
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