The cabinet of wonders
Petra Kronos 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 astronomical clock. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows 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 not what they seem, and that her father's clock has powers capable of destroying their world.
This startling debut novel, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism.
The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Level 4.9, 11 Points
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|Grouping Author||rutkoski marie|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 04:48:32AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-17 05:02:37AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Kids Fiction|
|display_description||Twelve-year-old Petra, accompanied by her magical tin spider, goes to Prague hoping to retrieve the enchanted eyes the Prince of Bohemia took from her father, and is aided in her quest by a Roma boy and his sister.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b12992331|Book|Books||English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2008.|258 pages ; 22.|
|subject_facet||Fantasy -- Juvenile literature, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Princes -- Juvenile fiction, Romanies -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||The cabinet of wonders|
|title_full||The cabinet of wonders / Marie Rutkoski|
|title_short||The cabinet of wonders|