Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure - Lissa Evans

Just found out there is a sequel which makes me very happy. I so would have loved this book as a child and as someone who was thought to be much younger than I was for many years I could relate to Stuart's wish not to be a 'shorty' anymore. Though I must say it came in handy for my mom's pocketbook at amusement parks and ordering off the kid's menu and allowed me to trick or treat far longer than I should have ;)