Big Change for Stuart
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Big Change for Stuart

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Stuart Horten (ten, but looks younger) is now the owner of a magician's workshop - except that without his Great-Uncle's Last Will and Testament, he can't actually prove it. Which is a problem, since someone else wants it as well; someone who has a lot of money. The workshop contains seven magnificent stage illusions, but when Stuart starts to investigate them, he discovers that each is the gateway to a magical adventure, with a puzzle to solve, and a clue to extract. As the clues mount up, the adventures become riskier. Friendship is strained, danger looms, and Stuart has to decide what sort of prize he really, truly wants.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 259g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • back and white chapter heads
  • 0552561959
  • 9780552561952
  • 202,749

Review quote

"A gem for budding heroes" -- Amanda Craig The Times "It delivers everything a good old-fashioned adventure should ... A smart book for a smart young reader" -- Marcus Sedgwick Guardian "A story fluctuating between humour and high drama ... The first story about this likeable boy, published last year, came out to universal praise. This second one is just as good" Independent on Sunday "A great follow up to the previous story about Stuart, once again full of action and magical adventures. A fun and exciting read!" The Bookbag "Delightful ... Each adventure is a mini-story in itself, and all the time clues are piling up for Stuart while at the same time the dangers mount. By the time Stuart investigates the last illusion, the reader really is on the edge of their seat ... Evans is a talented writer. Remember the name and watch out for more" South China Postshow more

About Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.show more

Review Text

"A story fluctuating between humour and high drama . . . The first story about this likeable boy, published last year, came out to universal praise. This second one is just as good"show more

Back cover copy

Ten-year-old Stuart Horten has just learned he's the owner of an incredible magician's workshop. A workshop full of magnificent illusions, each one the gateway to a magical adventure. But without his great-uncle's missing will, he can't prove it. Which is a problem, because someone else badly wants it too . . . With the help of his friend April, Stuart must enter each illusion, search for clues, and find the proof he needs. But there is danger ahead, and Stuart has to decide what he's willing to risk . . . Starring the hero of Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. 'A gem for budding heroes' The Timesshow more

Rating details

610 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 35% (211)
4 45% (273)
3 18% (110)
2 2% (11)
1 1% (5)
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