The Toymaker

The Toymaker

By (author) Jeremy de Quidt , Illustrated by Gary Blythe

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What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger. Entangled in devious plots and pursued by the sinister Doctor Leiter and his devilish toys, Mathias finds himself on a quest to uncover a deadly secret.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 252g
  • 01 Jan 2010
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • DAVID FICKLING BOOKS
  • London
  • English
  • black and white
  • 1849920044
  • 9781849920049
  • 352,758

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Jeremy de Quidt (Author) Jeremy lives in Somerset with his wife and their three children.Gary Blythe (Illustrator) Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. His first children's picture book, The Whales' Song, written by Dyan Sheldon, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. Gary lives in the Wirral, near Liverpool.

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"Pacy, exciting and inventive" Guardian "The sense of menace is maintained throughout and culminates in a chilling climax. Simply and effectively written and very visual, it all fits together like clockwork" The Bookseller "Fantastic story set in an imaginary world" School Librarian "This is a world of shadows and terror told with the utmost conviction. A remarkable debut novel" -- Enid Stephenson Carousel "This is beautifully produced, and worth reading aloud to 9+" -- Amanda Craig The Times

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