The Clock Without a Face

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The Clock Without A Face
The book is shaped like a house
Author Eli Horowitz, Mac Barnett
Illustrator Scott Teplin
Genre Mystery, Puzzle book
Publisher McSweeney's
Publication date
May 2010
Media type Print (Board book)
Pages 30
ISBN 978-1-934781-71-5

The Clock Without a Face is puzzle book by Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett with illustrations by Scott Teplin. It was published in 2010 by McSweeney's. The plot of the book revolves around the theft of 12 jeweled numbers from the face of "the Emerald Khroniker," a cursed clock, and with clues to the thief's identity and the whereabouts of the numbers are included throughout the text and in accompanying pictures. The identity of the thieves is revealed on the last page, but the location of the loot is not. The authors hid 12 actual emerald-studded numbers (crafted by Anna Sheffield) in locations around the United States, and readers are encouraged to search for them using the clues in the book.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Day, David. "THE CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE". Weekly Dig. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Messinger, Jonathan. "The Clock Without a Face - Scott Teplin, Mac Barnett, Eli Horowitz - Book Review - Time Out Chicago". Time Out Chicago. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Vaziri, Aidin (April 30, 2010). "Clues in book will lead to buried treasure". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Read This Book And Join The Treasure Hunt". NPR. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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