New York : Crowell, 1980.
IL 5-6 .
Anne had a
hard life. A bright young woman who could read and
write and whose curiosity kept her learning even
when she got to her uncle's, a gunsmith who has
expanded to clocks. She has to take care of herself
and her brother who can't speak since being hit by
a lightening bolt. Her gift -- a fondness for
animals -- expands to whittling animal shapes for
sale. Prejudice against women who read not only
books but diagrams of gears and pulleys keeps Anne
from getting a secure job of her own. Her expertise
and manner keeps her out of trouble most of the
time. The setting is Medieval times where knights
roam in full battle gear and ordinary people
consider science the work of the devil.
Survival -- Fiction
Clocks and watches -- Fiction
Middle ages -- Fiction
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