Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Cloudmaker by Malcolm Brooks


Two young boys find a dead body in a local creek.  They fish him out and discover the special watch he is wearing.  One of them takes it.  That results in trouble.

Grove Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on March 9th.

Huck is building himself his own airplane and he thinks finding the watch is lucky.  It's just like Charles Lindbergh's watch.

This book is filled with information about flying.  Huck's plane is a success.  But there are men coming after the watch.  There was a bank robbery and the watch indicates where the gold was hidden.

Annelise is his cousin and she has taken flying lessons.  Huck gets her to tell him how to fly.  It isn't long until he decides he needs turbo charger to make it stronger in the air.

The young men and women discover where the gold is hidden.  They can't do anything with it but they don't want to turn it in yet.

There's a lot of action, lots of secrets, and in the end, Annelise ends up flying the plane with Huck's mom on board with appendicitis.  The plane is quicker than driving.  And mom can't be against the plane when it saved her life.

Set in 1937, Huck was amazing with his building and creating airplane things.  This was an interesting read.

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