In 1835, when his father is put in debtors’ prison, 12-yr-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton but soon questions his own safety.
2017-2018 Lamplighter Award
Reading Level: 6.3
Published by Dial Books
Copyright April 10, 2014
ISBN# 978-0803739246 (PB)
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