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Curiosity

Author: Gary L Blackwood
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1835, when his father's put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, 12-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blackwood, Gary L.
Curiosity
(DLC) 2013013438
(OCoLC)841212313
Named Person: Johann Nepomuk Mälzel; Johann Nepomuk Mälzel; Johann Nepomuk Mälzel
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary L Blackwood
ISBN: 9781101593417 1101593415
OCLC Number: 875678943
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Gary Blackwood.

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In 1835, when his father's put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, 12-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.

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