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Fall 2015 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Sam Gayton
ISBN: 978-1561458066
Hardcover Price: $16.95

On a return trip to Lilliput, Gulliver kidnaps a child away from her beloved grandmother. He keeps her in a birdcage while he works on his book, planning to display Lily to prove the truth of his words. Determined to get back home, Lily is now working on "Escape Plan Thirty-Three," which, as its 32 predecessors, begins to go awry within seconds.

Just as Lily is imprisoned by Gulliver in the attic room of clockmaker Mr. Plinker's London house, young Finn is enslaved in Plinker's shop downstairs. The clockmaker was as inept as he was cruel. " … Mr. Plinker didn't make clocks, he tortured them. And so, it was only a matter of time before one of them tried to murder him." When Lily and Finn meet, they devise elaborate schemes to escape and return Lily home.

Alice Ratterree's skillfully crafted soft pencil illustrations add another layer to Sam Gayton's page-turning adventure from beginning to the poignant yet satisfying end.

Kemie Nix   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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