Kersten Hamilton. The Tick-Tock Man. With illustrations by James Hamilton. (Gadgets and Gears series, #3) Clarion Books, 2016. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-544-43300-7. 130 p. Gr. 2 – 5. P8Q8
Verdict: Hamilton does a deft job of making the reader understand the characters that were established in the first two books. The setting has a cool steam punk vibe that isn’t quite as dark as other steam punk fiction. The limited number of illustrations by James Hamilton add a cartoon and Victorian era feel to the novel.
October 2016 review by Shelly Jones.