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Grades 6 - 8Grade 6n/a5.888972
When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on September 2, 2012 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545327865
ISBN-13: 9780545327862
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  • peaceout22
    peaceout22Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm33 stars
    This was an overall really good book, but the ending was very expected, which brought down my rating.