The HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS by Arthur Slade

The HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS

byArthur Slade

Hardcover | August 28, 2009

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There are rumors that a hunchback infant in a gypsy freakshow has the power to transform his appearance. This comes to the attention of Mr. Socrates, a member of the shadowy Permanent Association, who decides to take the boy back to England and raise him for his own purposes. Naming him Modo, Mr. Socrates keeps the boy indoors and never lets him see his deformity, while putting him through training to be a secret agent. When Modo turns 14, his education is complete. He is handed a mirror and confronts his image for the first time, horrified. Then, he is taken to foggy, polluted London and abandoned, penniless, to test his skills.

But Modo is resourceful, and he finds a way to get by, keeping to himself… until one day, when the beautiful Octavia Milkweed knocks on his door. soon, with the help of Mr. Socrates, they find themselves uncovering a sinister plot being carried out in the very sewers beneath their feet. Will they be able to stop the mad scientist Dr. Hyde and his even more terrifying associates before they unleash their monstrous plans upon unsuspecting Londoners?

The start of a fantastic series, in the hot new genre of steampunk, The Hunchback Assignments takes readers into the sewers and alleyways of an alternative Victorian London, in an unputdownable adventure.

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“Steampunk is hot, and here the tropes are further enlivened by literary shout-outs…. An excellent start to a promising new series.”--Kirkus Reviews ()
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Title:The HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTSFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.81 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:August 28, 2009Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554683548

ISBN - 13:9781554683543

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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“Steampunk is hot, and here the tropes are further enlivened by literary shout-outs…. An excellent start to a promising new series.”
--Kirkus Reviews ()