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Hippomobile! Excerpt

Hippomobile! Excerpt

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There are many stories about kid crusaders who save something, but none like this one. With steampunk, tall tale, and just plain silly elements, the story of how ten-year-old twins Jimmy and Stella found out about the unique vehicle called the hippomobile, learned its history, and then used it to rescue their beloved town of Wymore is an original variant on a tried and true theme. A cast of wildly eccentric characters, most of whom are the twins' forty-seven grandmas and grandpas; a liberal sprinkling of diner slang and odd colloquial phrases, many explained in footnotes; and a sense that the events described never took place but could have are among the surprising ingredients of this unconventional creation. The fact that there really was a hippomobile with its own history doesn't interfere with the fun. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Hippomobile/9780547995489#sthash.gyQXG9HI.dpuf
There are many stories about kid crusaders who save something, but none like this one. With steampunk, tall tale, and just plain silly elements, the story of how ten-year-old twins Jimmy and Stella found out about the unique vehicle called the hippomobile, learned its history, and then used it to rescue their beloved town of Wymore is an original variant on a tried and true theme. A cast of wildly eccentric characters, most of whom are the twins' forty-seven grandmas and grandpas; a liberal sprinkling of diner slang and odd colloquial phrases, many explained in footnotes; and a sense that the events described never took place but could have are among the surprising ingredients of this unconventional creation. The fact that there really was a hippomobile with its own history doesn't interfere with the fun. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Hippomobile/9780547995489#sthash.gyQXG9HI.dpuf

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Oct 18, 2013
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CLARION BOOKS
215 Park Avenue SouthNew York, New York 10003Copyright © 2013 by Jeff TapiaAll rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduceselections from this book, write to Permissions,Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company,215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.www.hmhbooks.comThe text was set in ITC Stone.Map art by Andrew GlassDesign by Sharismar RodriguezLibrary of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataTapia, Jeff.Hippomobile! / by Jeff Tapia.pages cmSummary: Ten-year-old twins Jimmy and Stella start a campaignto save their dying small town by restoring the amazing hippomobile,an old-fashioned vehicle made out of a horse wagon.ISBN 978-0-547-99548-9 (hardcover)[1. City and town life—Fiction. 2. Vehicles—History—Fiction.3. Brothers and sisters—Fiction. 4. Twins—Fiction. 5. Old age—Fiction.6. Humorous stories.] I. Title.PZ7.T16365Hi 2013[Fic]—dc23 2012041303Manufactured in the United States of AmericaDOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 145XXXXXXXX
 
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