Mechanica

Author(s): Betsy Cornwell

Non-Fiction

In this inventive Cinderella retelling, there's a ball and a prince, sure. But this heroine wants to earn her freedom – and create her own fairy-tale ending. Nicolette's awful stepsisters call her "Mechanica" to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother's knee. Her mum is gone now, though, and the Steps have pushed her into a life of dreary servitude. When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse—Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself. And the timing may be perfect: There's a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon. Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780544668683
  • : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • : Harcourt Children's Books
  • : August 2016
  • : .87 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Betsy Cornwell
  • : 320