Aside from being one of my favorite books of all time, The 13 Clocks is a family tradition for me. The story is completely delightful. It is uplifting without being sappy with that Thurber humor and a bit of magic. The artwork by Marc Simont is beautiful and perfect for the tone of the story. A house is not a home without The 13 Clocks. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.