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- DescriptionMarie Rutkoski's startling debut vel, the first book in the Kros Chronicles, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism. Petra Kros has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astromical clock. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and w wears them. But why? Petra doesn't kw, but she kws this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are t what they seem, and that her father's clock has powers capable of destroying their world.The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
- Author BiographyMarie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Year, among other honors. Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.LORELEI KING has recorded over 200 audiobooks, including several titles from Janet Evanovich's bestselling Stephanie Plum series and Darynda Jones's Charley Davidson series.
- Author(s)Marie Rutkoski
- PublisherMacMillan Audio
- Date of Publication12/01/2016
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitleKronos Chronicles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMacMillan Audio
- Weight159 g
- Width132 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Read byLorelei King
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time435
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