Thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self-operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town with a mysterious vehicle under a tarp and an uncanny ability to make Natalie’s half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth and realizes that only she has the power to set things right. Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.
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|Last Update||2018-04-17 04:51:42AM|
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|detailed_location_arlington||Westover Kids Fiction|
|display_description||When Jake Limberleg brings his traveling medicine show to a small Missouri town in 1913, thirteen-year-old Natalie senses that something is wrong and, after investigating, learns that her love of automata and other machines make her the only one who can set things right.|
|item_details||ils:.b13101882|.i14818954|Westover Kids Fiction|JF MILFO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 16, 2018|wjf|||
|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:.b13101882|Book|Books||English|Clarion Books,|c2010.|372 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Missouri -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction|
|title_full||The Boneshaker / by Kate Milford ; [illustrations by Andrea Offermann]|