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Chi Alum Publishes BookAdam Kline '94 has written for Focus Features, Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox. With Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne, Kline is currently adapting several books for film, among them The Clockwork War, Escape from Hat, and Jeff Smith’s graphic novel Bone. An active member of the Writers Guild, Kline attended Kenyon College. He has two children. His latest book, The Clockwork War," is available on Amazon HERE. In the book, Best friends Karlheinz Indergarten and Leopold Croak clash in an epic, imaginary battle waged in the branches of an enormous, ancient oak tree. But when lightning strikes young Leopold, he loses his imagination, and with it, his sense of right and wrong. The damaged boy grows to adulthood, treading a sinister path of industrial conquest. And Leopold’s thirst for power soon threatens the tree, the village, and worst of all, the children within.
 
But humble Karl discovers a gift for clockwork—the magic of gears and cogs—and assembles a mechanical army to fight back. Joined by the children themselves, Karl endeavors to save the village, the ancient oak, and maybe—just maybe—something more besides.

Dan Whisker—a self-taught illustrator—was previously a member of the British armed forces for several years and then a serving Detective Constable with Kent Police. Dan has now sought a new career in something that he has always dreamed of doing and that is creating art for children’s fiction and non-fiction. Originally born in Essex in 1972, Dan moved to Kent as a child and finally settled in the green and tranquil village of Chartham—a stone’s throw from Canterbury where he lives with his loving wife of twenty years. He has three teenage children and three small dogs.

A few reviews on The Clockwork War:

"We absolutely loved this book when we purchased a kickstarter copy. We are thrilled to finally be able to gift it to others. We got our new copies last night and immediately sat down to read through the entire thing yet again. I am constantly amazed at how quickly the story draws you in and how many important topics are quietly addressed in the story line. I am thrilled we can finally share it with others!"
"This book is just wonderful as a read aloud for grade school kids. It's good for boys and girls, and it is action packed so it is a fun one and not hard to get in to. Highly recommend this one."

 "My entire family loved this book when we backed it on Kickstarter. So glad I can now send copies to nieces and nephews."

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