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Seventh Annual Literary Classics Book Awards

Seventh Annual Literary Classics Book Awards Presentation, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Youth Book Awards Ceremony. Literary Classics International Book Awards and Top Honors Book Awards presentation.

The Whizbang Machine, Book 1

After years of running from his tragic past, Jack Yale books a flight home. With him is a typewriter that is intended to be a gift for his fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Elizabeth. The minute Elizabeth's fingers cradle the large black and cream keys the machine responses: popping, sizzling, and roaring to life with a Whiz-Whiz-BANG! Elizabeth quickly discovers the typewriter has powers beyond anything she has ever seen. The more she types, the more the machine spells out guarded secrets. Each secret leads them deeper into their families haunted past. Each secret must be revealed in order to set history straight and remove the centuries-old curse. To solve the mystery, Elizabeth Yale, alongside Jack, will have to crack the code of the Whizbang Machine. What they find challenges their most basic assumptions about their family, the history of the typewriter, and even Elizabeth's father's death. The ultimate goal is to remove the curse. The question is: will Jack and Elizabeth be able to carry out their mission?

The Whizbang Machine, Tunney's Curse, Book 2

Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Yale clings to life. Her plan to save the Whizbang machine backfires. As her grandfather Jack feverishly works to save her, the Whizbang factory begins to topple down around them. Narrowly escaping, the pair realizes the Whizbang machine is missing. As Tunney's curse rages out of control, no one in the quaint Dutch town of Leiden is safe. No one is free from suspicion either. Jack and Elizabeth must follow the clues Elizabeth s deceased father, Jesse, left behind to unravel the secrets of George Tunney's shady past and stop the curse. This all must be done before Elizabeth's mother's 40th birthday which is mere days away. As they dig, the pair, alongside Detective Henry, are sent on a wild chase that takes them into the dark underbelly of the Netherlands, into the city's canals looking for a sunken clock, through the private chambers of a Queen, and into the dark face of danger. Each new secret exposed only deepens the mystery. Will they gather the clues and stop the curse in time? Is someone among them really working for the other side? Will someone fall to the curse once and for all?