Small Change for Stuart
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Small Change for Stuart

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Stuart Horten - ten years old and small for his age - moves to the dreary town of Beeton, far away from all his friends. And then he meets his new next-door neighbours, the unbearable Kingley triplets, and things get even worse. But in Beeton begins the strangest adventure of Stuart's life as he is swept up in quest to find his great-uncle's lost workshop - a workshop stuffed with trickery and magic. There are clues to follow and puzzles to solve, but what starts as fun ends up as danger, and Stuart begins to realize that he can't finish the task by himself ...This is the first children's novel by Lissa Evans. This is a fast-moving blend of comedy and magic.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W chapter heads t/o
  • 055256169X
  • 9780552561693
  • 94,952

Review quote

"A book full of warmth, sharp humour and clever puzzles" -- Patrick Ness Time Out "Small Stuart embarks on an awfully big adventure in this quirky puzzle-solving novel ... A long-lost letter from a long-lost great uncle sets Stuart off unlocking one baffling puzzle after another. Each more curious than the one before, the far-fetched solutions they require bring the book to a hugely satisfying conclusion" -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "A magical adventure, funny, fast-paced and full of intriguing puzzles" -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times "Perfect reading for children aged 7-10 ... This is [Lissa Evans's] first children's novel. It ought not to be the last" Achuka "A miniature version of Susanna Clarke's grown-up bestseller, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" Independentshow 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 miniature version of Susanna Clarke's grown-up bestseller, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"show more

Back cover copy

Stuart Horten - ten years old but looks small for his age - moves to the dreary town of Beeton, far away from his friends. But in Beeton begins the strangest adventure of Stuart's life . . . He is swept up in a quest to find his great-uncle's lost workshop - a workshop stuffed with trickery and magic. There are clues to follow and puzzles to solve, but what starts as fun ends up as danger, and Stuart begins to realize that he can't finish the task by himself . . . 'A small book about a small boy, and one of this year's great delights' Independent 'A book full of warmth, sharp humour and clever puzzles' Patrick Ness, Time Outshow more
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