Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 3, 2010

Tuesday – The Clock Without a Face

Illustration from "The Clock Without a Face"

Photo: McSweeney's

Twelve emerald-studded numbers, each handmade and one-of-a-kind, have been buried in twelve holes across this fine land. These treasures will belong to whoever digs them up first. The question: Where to dig? The only path to the answer: Solve the riddle of…The Clock Without a Face

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – 7-8pm come meet Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett, co-authors of the exciting new mystery/treasure hunt/puzzle book, “The Clock Without a Face,” for an evening of mystery, detection and shoveling. Books will be available for purchase and special hints will be given out so you can get a head start on your treasure hunt. The “Clock without a Face” is a lavishly illustrated book with puzzles that send readers out in the world looking for real buried treasure.

This event is “best for readers born before 2001 and yet after 1903. Readers beyond either side of that span will still find plenty in the book to enjoy, but might miss some of the jokes.” Kids welcome!

About Mac: Born to non-farmers in a California farming community, Mac Barnett now lives near San Francisco. He’s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center for students in Los Angeles, and he founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. He is the author of “Billy Twitter’s Blue Whale Problem,” “Guess Again,” and the Brixton Brothers series.

About Eli: Eli Horowitz has edited and designed books and journals for McSweeney’s for the past eight years. Before McSweeney’s, Eli was employed as a carpenter and wrote science trivia questions tenuously linked to popular films. He was born in Virginia and now lives in San Francisco.

PS – In case you missed it, check out this article about the book from last week’s Chronicle.


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