Mechanica (Prebound)

By Betsy Cornwell

Turtleback Books, 9780606379991, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/2/2016)
Hardcover (8/25/2015)

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Description

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 mom 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.