Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House (Hardcover)

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Amy fancies herself a scientist, like her parents, but while they are busy protesting a local mining project, Amy's life goes from scientific to supernatural. Amy and her friend Moo are soon on a whirlwind adventure time-traveling back to the 80s where it soon becomes apparent that no matter what decade you're in, witches are real, anything is possible, and the wild ride is better with a friend by your side. — Hanna Yost


Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart.

This is a story of things that are not possible.

It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.)
It's not possible that Amy and Moo can communicate using only their minds. (They do.)
It's not possible to time-travel. (Yet.)
And it's definitely not possible that witches exist. (Seriously?)

None of these things are possible. (Until now . . .)

About the Author

MICHAEL POORE has written several books and short stories for grown-ups. Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House is his first novel for young people. He lives in Highland, Indiana, with his wife, the poet and activist Janine Harrison, and their daughter, Jianna. Visit him at and follow him on Twitter at @mikepoore227.

Praise For…

“This fun middle grade novel will appeal to reluctant readers and those who prefer their stories on the weird side….Entertaining and engaging.” —School Library Journal

Humorous dialogue and descriptions keep readers on their toes…. Kids will take pleasure in navigating Amy and Moo’s wacky world.” —Booklist

“With its hodgepodge of science, magic, lightweight natural philosophy, self-aware humor, and language play, this novel offers some quirky and amusing science fantasy.”  —Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525644163
ISBN-10: 0525644164
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Pages: 304
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