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The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
Eleven-year-old Giuseppe dreams of earning enough money as a street musician to buy a ticket back to his family in Italy. Twelve-year-old Hannah learns of a hidden treasure that will help her struggling family. Thirteen-year-old Frederick, apprentice to a clock maker, hopes to gain a promotion to journeyman by building an automaton. Separately the three cannot attain their goals, but together they find they can achieve the impossible.