The 13 Clocks

Paperback $9.99

Sep 29, 2015 | 128 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

Hardcover $14.95

Jul 29, 2008 | 136 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Paperback $9.99

    Sep 29, 2015 | 128 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $14.95

    Jul 29, 2008 | 136 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise

The 13 Clocks took apart and lovingly reconstructed the fairy tale long before William Steig wrote Shrek or William Goldman penned The Princess Bride.” —Sonja Bolle, The Los Angeles Times

“There are spies, monsters, betrayals, hair’s-breadth escapes, spells to be broken and all the usual accouterments, but Thurber gives the proceedings his own particular deadpan
spin . . . It all makes for a rousing concoction of adventure, humor and satire that defies any conventional classification.” —William Joyce, author of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

“This dark and delightful fable mixes together all the ingredients of traditional tales . . . and comes up with a sublimelyentertaining concoction. . . . Thurber’s sly humor and shameless use of puns and wordplay make the story a joy to read out loud. And the suitably mysterious illustrations by Marc Simont add the perfect atmospheric touch to this unusual tale.” —Terri Schmitz, The Horn Book

“Rich with ogres and oligarchs, riddles and wit. What distinguishes it is not just quixotic imagination but Thurber’s inimitable delight in language. The stories beg to be read
aloud . . . Thurber captivates the ear and captures the heart.” —Newsweek

“The 13 Clocks, first published in 1950, still deserves its reputation as a modern classic, and ranks as one of Thurber’s finest works . . . .Thurber pioneers the postmodern, ironic fairy story.” —Publishers Weekly

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