The Clockmaker’s Son

By Jenny Phillips
Level 5

Fritz is fourteen years old and already dreams of being famous. Although he loves his family, he wants nothing to do with his father’s farm or clockmaking business. His dreams of grandeur are only heightened when he gets lost in the woods and befriends a family with more material wealth than he is used to. Then one unexpected event changes everything. Penned with beautifully descriptive style, The Clockmaker’s Son tells the story of one honorable young man as his sacrificing family, good friends, a newfound faith in Christ, and fierce determination help him turn his life around when it seems darker than he could have ever imagined.

The Clockmaker’s Son is integrated into the Language Arts Level 5 course. This book is also available for purchase as a PDF at

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Region Europe, Germany, Black Forest
Period 19th Century, 1800s, late 1800s
Genre Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
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  • In The Good and the Beautiful Library
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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