The Toymaker

The Toymaker

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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 more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 256g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white
  • 0552575003
  • 9780552575003
  • 2,075,877

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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 Timesshow more

About Jeremy de Quidt

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 more

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"This is a world of shadows and terror told with the utmost conviction. A remarkable debut novel"show more

Back cover copy

Some things are best left hidden. The scrap of paper taken from the dying conjuror's coat is one of them. Hold your breath, beacuse the little coachman with the razor sharp knife is coming. The Toymaker will touch your heart and haunt you more

Rating details

385 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 21% (82)
4 28% (106)
3 32% (123)
2 14% (55)
1 5% (19)
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