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The 13 Clocks
By Neil Gaiman (introduced by), James Thurber and Marc Simont (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date September 29, 2015
Pages 124
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590179376
ISBN-10 1590179374
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $9.99
Other format details juvenile
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Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda. She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was always cold. His hands were as cold as his smile and almost as cold as his heart. He wore gloves when he was asleep, and he wore gloves when he was awake, which made it difficult for him to pick up pins or coins or the kernels of nuts, or to tear the wings from nightingales.

So begins James Thurber's sublimely revamped fairy tale, The 13 Clocks, in which a wicked Duke who imagines he has killed time, and the Duke’s beautiful niece, for whom time seems to have run out, both meet their match, courtesy of an enterprising and very handsome prince in disguise. Readers young and old will take pleasure in this tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled, admiring its upstanding hero (“who yearned to find in a far land the maiden of his dreams, singing as he went…and possibly slaying a dragon here and there”) and unapologetic villain (“We all have flaws,” the Duke said. “Mine is being wicked”), while wondering at the enigmatic Golux, the mysterious stranger whose unpredictable interventions speed the story to its necessarily happy end.

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With Marc Simont (other contributor), James Thurber | Reprint edition from New York Review of Books (September 29, 2015)
9781590179376 | details & prices | 124 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.30 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Now in paperbackOnce upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda.

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