Watch Hollow




      Watch Hollow
Deep within the enchanted woods in the town of Watch Hollow stands the once grand Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical secret a giant cuckoo clock that does much than tell time But when the clock s gears cease to turn, an evil presence lurking among the trees begins to come out of the shadows.When Lucy and Oliver Tinker arrive in Watch Hollow, they have no idea that anything is wrong A mysterious stranger has made their father an offer that s too good for him to refuse All Mr Tinker needs to do is fix the clock at Blackford House and fistfuls of gold coins are his to keep.It doesn t take long, however, for the children to realize that there is to Blackford House than meets the eye And before they can entirely understand the strange world they ve stumbled into, Lucy and Oliver must join forces with a host of magical clock animals to defeat the Garr a vicious monster that not only wants Blackford House for itself, but also seeks to destroy everything the Tinkers hold dear. New Read eBook Watch Hollow Author Gregory Funaro – bluevapours.co.uk

Gregory Funaro is the NY Times best selling author of Disney Hyperion s ALISTAIR GRIM S ODDITORIUM anBest Book of the Month for January, 2015 and ALISTAIR GRIM S ODD AQUATICUM 2016 , which received a Kirkus starred review His latest book, WATCH HOLLOW HarperCollins, 2019 , received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist The sequel, WATCH HOLLOW THE ALCHEMIST S SHADOW is due out from HarperCollins in February 2020 Gregory is also a drama professor at East Carolina University Please visit his official web site at www.gregoryfunaro.com.Follow him on Facebook and Twitter GregoryFunaro

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      Watch Hollow
 ☆ Kindle Ebook By ☆ Gregory Funaro english literature – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Watch Hollow
  • Gregory Funaro
  • English
  • 18 November 2017
  • 0062643452

10 thoughts on “ Watch Hollow

  1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    On sale now Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Gregory Funaro s just published Watch Hollow is a charmingly spooky or perhaps spookily charming contemporary fantasy featuring an 11 year old girl, Lucy Tinker, her 13 year old brother Oliver, and their clockmaker father and also a fearsome giant, a boy who mysteriously appears and disappears, and a full dozen magical talking animals sure to warm the hearts of middle grade readers After a brief prologue with a heart stopping chase invo On sale now Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Gregory Funaro s just published Watch Hollow is a charmingly spooky or perhaps spookily charming contemporary fantasy featuring an 11 year old girl, Lucy Tinker, her 13 year old brother Oliver, and their clockmaker father and also a fearsome giant, a boy who mysteriously appears and disappears, and a full dozen magical talking animals sure to warm the hearts of middle grade readers After a brief prologue with a heart stopping chase involving the giant, a traitorous crow, and a rat named Fennish Seven, the story shifts to our main characters, Lucy and her brother Oliver Between their mother s death from cancer two years earlier and their father s lack of business acumen, the Tinker family is teetering on the brink of financial disaster So it feels like a huge windfall when a stranger, Mr Quigley, appears in Tinker s Clock Shop and offers Mr Tinker a fortune in gold coins to come to Quigley s old, abandoned mansion, Blackfo...

  2. Candace Robinson says:

    I don t read a lot of middle grade books but this one was awesome and super fun Give me weird, magic, and gothic vibes any day I got sucked right in after the intriguing prologue Beautiful and magical writing, great characters, and a mysterious house Also, I could definitely see this one as a movie

  3. Alexandra says:

    Thanks to the generous offer of an ARC copy from the author.Another imaginative Middle Grade Fantasy, I m looking forward to what seems to be the promise of a continued story But don t worry, this has a satisfying end I m always on the lookout for good Middle Grade Fantasy stories, and so many end up being anemic or very derivative Not this one, it s original, imaginative, with age appropriate tense moments and lots of heart.My second win with this author, he s now on my Watch list for future Thanks to the generous offer of an ARC copy from the author.Another imaginative Middle Grade Fantasy, I m looking forward to what seems to be the promise of a continued story But don t worry, this has a satisfying end I m always on the lookout for good Middle Grade Fantasy stories, and so many end up being anemic or very derivative Not this one, it s original, imaginative, with age appropriate tense moments and lots of heart.My second win with this author, he s n...

  4. Cameron Chaney says:

    I ve been a reader of Gregory Funaro s books since the very beginning when his novel Alistair Grim s Odditorium was released by Disney Hyperion The Alistair Grim series was simply magical and is still one of my very favorites If only Hyperion wasn t so focused on stretching thin their beloved Percy Jackson series, maybe Alistair Grim would have received a third book to wrap up the series But alas, Disney s publishing is an unfair mess, so we have yet to see what happens to Alistair and his ma I ve been a reader of Gregory Funaro s books since the very beginning when his novel Alistair Grim s Odditorium was released by Disney Hyperion The Alistair Grim series was simply magical and is still one of my very favorites If only Hyperion wasn t so focused on stretching thin their beloved Percy Jackson series, maybe Alistair Grim would have received a third book to wrap up the series But alas, Disney s publishing is an unfair mess, so we have yet to see what happens to Alistair and his magical Odditorium Please go support that series, by the way There s still hope for it as long as people keep reading Fortunately, Harper has wisely given Funaro a chance to spread his creative wings with the brand new middle grade fantasy Watch Hollow The story begins with Lucy Tinker and her family receiving an invite to Blackford House in Watch Hollow to fix a very mysterious clock While staying at the house, they ...

  5. Lata says:

    What a delightful little spooky story of a terrifying giant, a mysterious clock in a mysterious house, a strange boy, and talking creatures Lucy and Oliver and their dad are in financial trouble, thanks to their dad s less than sound financial decisions He s running an antique shop, and still hasn t recovered from his wife s death from cancer Lucy is 11, Oliver s 13, and both are bullied at school, though Lucy gets into trouble at school for fighting back.When an elderly man makes their fathe What a delightful little spooky story of a terrifying giant, a mysterious clock in a mysterious house, a strange boy, and talking creatures Lucy and Oliver and their dad are in financial trouble, thanks to their dad s less than sound financial decisions He s running an antique shop, and still hasn t recovered from his wife s death from cancer Lucy is 11, Oliver s 13, and both are bullied at school, though Lucy gets into trouble at school for fighting back.When an elderly man makes their father a very tempting offer with actual gold to come to a house in the country and fix a large and old clock, the offer s too good to refuse.The kids soon realize that things aren t what they seem, of course, and both Lucy and Oliver start s...

  6. Ms. Yingling says:

    ARC provided by Young Adult Books CentralLucy and Oliver Tinker s father repairs clocks for a living, but the business isn t doing well After the death of their mother from cancer, the family moves into an apartment attached to the business and is struggling to make ends meet, to the point where school mates taunt the pair about being on food stamps When the mysterious Mr Quigley shows up and offers Mr Tinker a large sum of money to fix a clock that is built into a house, Watch Hollow, that ARC provided by Young Adult Books CentralLucy and Oliver Tinker s father repairs clocks for a living, but the business isn t doing well After the death of their mother from cancer, the family moves into an apartment attached to the business and is struggling to make ends meet, to the point where school mates taunt the pair about being on food stamps When the mysterious Mr Quigley shows up and offers Mr Tinker a large sum of money to fix a clock that is built into a house, Watch Hollow, that he has inherited, the family packs up and moves to the wilds of Rhode Island for the summer to complete this task Of course, the house is big, spooky, and decrepit, and has interesting quirks, like wooden animals Oliver meets Teddy, the son of the former clock repairman who was unable to fix it, and Lucy finds out that the wooden animals come to life at midnight It turns out that the clock, which somehow powers the house, feeds off of the power ...

  7. Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary says:

    Talking animals are always a tricky proposition for me, but I found Watch Hollow to be a charming read with enough creepy overtones to make my horror jaded heart happy.I started this as a buddy read with Jess from Storytime in the Stacks and swiftly found that I wanted to keep reading it This isn t a book you want to spread out over several days It s one you want to curl up with and blast through.Out of the two children that we follow for the story Lucy and Oliver I have to say that it was O Talking animals are always a tricky proposition for me, but I found Watch Hollow to be a charming read with enough creepy overtones to make my horror jaded heart happy.I started this as a buddy read with Jess from Storytime in the Stacks and swiftly found that I wanted to keep reading it This isn t a book you want to spread out over several days It s one you want to curl up with and blast through.Out of the two children that we follow for the story Lucy and Oliver I have to say that it was Oliver that stole my heart He s a sweet, good natured boy that has been forced to grow up way too soon due to the fact that life can suck He s a good big brot...

  8. Skip says:

    A struggling family economically and emotionally is offered a lucrative opportunity to fix a broken clock in the Watch Hollow mansion the source of energy for the house In a remote area of coastal New England, the decrepit mansion is surrounded by the creepy and creeping Shadow Woods, protected by sunstone and the failing cuckoo clock, with its twelve animal statues Lucy, Oliver and Mr Tinker find themselves battling the Garr, with only their wits and love for each other and the strange a A struggling family economically and emotionally is offered a lucrative opportunity to fix a broken clock in the Watch Hollow mansion the source of energy for the house In a remote area of coastal New England, the decrepit mansion is surrounded by the creepy and creeping Shadow Woods, protected by sunstone and the failing cuckoo clock, with its twelve animal statues Lucy, Oliver and Mr Tink...

  9. Benjamin Thomas says:

    I always look forward to a new book by Gregory Funaro but wow, this time he really dials it up to 11 Eleven year old Lucy Tinker and her older brother Oliver age 13 are struggling through life after the death of their mom two years earlier Their father is the proprietor of a small clock repair shop and tries to maintain optimism in the face of very little income and is just trying to get through each day as it comes But into their life comes a golden opportunity in the form of Mr Quigley wh I always look forward to a new book by Gr...

  10. Cheryl says:

    I first was introduced to this author, Mr Funaro when he wrote his darker suspense novels Which I just enjoyed a lot Than, Mr Funaro started a new journey into young adult author The Alistair Grim s Odditorium series is great It is magical and whimsical All ages from children, teens, to adults can enjoy that series Mr Funaro s newest offering is not to be missed I absolutely had a magical and fun time getting to know the Tinker s and all of the animals in this book Mr Funaro strikes I first was introduced to this author, Mr Funaro when he wrote his darker suspense novels Which I just enjoyed a lot Than, Mr Funaro started a new journey into young adult author The Alistair Grim s Odditorium series is great It is magical and whimsical All ages from children, teens, to adults can enjoy that series Mr Funaro s newest offering is not to be missed I absolutely had a magical and fun time getting to know the Tinker s and all of the an...

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