Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House (Hardcover)

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Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House (Hardcover)


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Exactly what the title suggests, two 10 year old girls time travel back 30 years with the help of an old clock found in a crooked house.  Whom they meet up with and how their journey helps avoid an ecological problem saves they town!

— From Lynda recommends

Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart.

This is a story of things that are not possible.

It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.)
It's not possible that Amy and Moo can communicate using only their minds. (They do.)
It's not possible to time-travel. (Yet.)
And it's definitely not possible that witches exist. (Seriously?)

None of these things are possible. (Until now . . .)
MICHAEL POORE has written several books and short stories for grown-ups. Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House is his first novel for young people. He lives in Highland, Indiana, with his wife, the poet and activist Janine Harrison, and their daughter, Jianna. Visit him at and follow him on Twitter at @mikepoore227.
Product Details ISBN: 9780525644163
ISBN-10: 0525644164
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Pages: 304
Language: English
“This fun middle grade novel will appeal to reluctant readers and those who prefer their stories on the weird side….Entertaining and engaging.” —School Library Journal

Humorous dialogue and descriptions keep readers on their toes…. Kids will take pleasure in navigating Amy and Moo’s wacky world.” —Booklist

“With its hodgepodge of science, magic, lightweight natural philosophy, self-aware humor, and language play, this novel offers some quirky and amusing science fantasy.”  —Bulletin