The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow

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A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom.

One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life in a toyshop in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 and changes the life of the gruff, broken-hearted Dollmaker. And when the darkness of the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city, Karolina and the Dollmaker must bravely use their magic to save their Jewish friends from a terrible danger, no matter what the risks. This powerful story is about finding friendship in the darkest of places and the importance of love in times of great pain.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 279g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406379824
  • 9781406379822
  • 124,224

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"The story between these pages is as beautiful and complex as its cover and illustrations. A real treat for both young readers and adults." * * This is a sublimely big-souled book, with an exquisite ambiance of timelessness. Joanne Owen, LoveReading Debut of the Month * Joanne Owen, LoveReading Debut of the Month * This is a beautiful story about the power of friendship and magic, even in the very darkest of times. * The Week Junior * [...] remarkable debut [...] fabulous fable [...] The book is beautifully produced in hardback form, with Hans Christian Andersen-style silhouette paper cut-outs lining each page. * The Irish Times * "R. M. Romero's unique tale already feels like it could be a future children's classic [...] Delicately written and complemented by stunning, timeless illustrations from Lisa Perrin, The Dollmaker of Krakow is an astonishing debut novel that will have a lasting impact on everyone who reads it." * BookTrust *
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About R. M. Romero

R. M. Romero is a Cuban-American author who lives with her family and a menagerie of pets in Colorado. Currently, she occupies her time working in a haunted hotel, reading fairy tales, hiking, studying languages, and writing every moment she gets.
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2,245 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 39% (886)
4 36% (808)
3 20% (440)
2 4% (86)
1 1% (25)
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