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Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Natalie Minks' big secret is that she cannot ride the special bicycle she and her father rebuilt. Her father owns the bicycle repair shop in the town of Arcane, Missouri. The year is 1913, ten years after another pair of bicycle repair shop owners, Wilbur and Orville Wright, first began their experimental airplane flights. Natalie's mother tells the most amazing stories about people who live and have lived in their town, such as the time old Tom Guyot met the Devil and won a guitar playing contest with him. Natalie wonders if the story could be true. While the town doctor is called away to another town to battle a mysterious illness, Dr. Jake Limberleg is forced to stop in Arcane, due to a broken wagon wheel. He sets up his Nostrum Fair and Technological medicine show right outside the town. Dr. Limberleg claims to be able to diagnose and cure any illness, a claim which seems to be true. Natalie finds Dr. Jake Limberleg and his fellow 'scientists' to be highly suspicious. Could Dr. Limberleg be in league with the Devil?
Similar books: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick
Date read: 4/14/2011
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