The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books/Tantrum Books
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When the clocks in town stop, thirteen-year-old CJ discovers an unusual “clock world” where most of the citizens are clock parts, tasked with keeping the big clocks running. But soon the seemingly peaceful world is divided between warring factions with CJ instructed to find the only person who can help: the elusive Tick Tock Man.
With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, he battles gear-headed extremists and razor-sharp pendulums in order to restore order before this world of chimes, springs, and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp, taking CJ’s quiet New England town with it.
What were your favorite books while growing up?
I was really into sports books when I was a kid. I couldn’t get enough of biographies, especially baseball-related. I loved reading about old-time players like Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Ty Cobb. I even dreamed of being a baseball sportswriter when I grew up. I had baseball cards and stats at hand at all times. I was ready to leave my mark on the baseball world! I grew out of this phase and never became a sportswriter (I’m thinking that’s a good thing). I never lost my love for the game and even wrote a baseball-themed book a few years ago called The Secret at Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery. Thanks, Ted and Babe and Jackie and Ty!