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The Tick Tock Man

The Tick Tock Man cover The Tick Tock Man, a middle grade mystery
from Georgia McBride at Month9Books, for publication by Tantrum Books

After noticing all the clocks in his town have stopped, thirteen-year old CJ discovers a special "clock world" he never knew existed--a seemingly peaceful village where most of the citizens are clock parts who are tasked with keeping the big clocks in town running. He soon finds their world is divided into two warring factions and CJ must find the only person who can help them: the elusive Tick Tock Man.

With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, they battle gear-headed terrorists, razor sharp pendulums and each other while on their search. This unlikely duo must defeat the gearheads and help restore order before this crazy world of chimes and springs and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp and takes CJ's quiet New England town with it.

Read the first chapter here: The Tick Tock Man, Chapter 1

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"I really enjoyed The Tick Tock Man. It was very interesting and now is probably one of my favorite books. My favorite character is Fuzee/Suzie."
~ Ariana Flores of St. Stanislaus School's 5th grade
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"A fun, fast-paced adventure that will appeal to reluctant middle school readers, especially those interested in engineering and how things work."
-- School Library Journal
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"...a great book girls and boys are sure to fall in love with. And this is a tale to enjoy. Before one knows it, the story captures and doesn't let go until the very last page.."
-- T. Drecker of Bookworm for Kids
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"This is a wonderful midgrade story that will appeal to everyone. You will learn so much about analog clocks. Itís easy to get into this story and hard to leave when you finish the book. This is one to check out."
-- J Bronder Book Reviews
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"This was a cute and adventurous book. I enjoyed the book very much. The characters were enjoyable. The plot was enjoyable. The whole another world was enjoyable. This is defiantly a good book for young adults or younger."
-- A Fold in the Spine
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