Maskmaker by Jane Johnson


Written by Jane Johnson

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There’s magic deep in the heart of this highly inventive story. Jamie’s life changes when he tries on the tiger mask he makes in an art class. This is an action-packed adventure exploding with magic and mystery. With the mask on, Jamie can feel exactly what it is like to be the tiger and it marks him out as the boy chosen to travel the world in an attempt to solve three mysteries. Jamie must make some bold decisions and his wits and courage will be tested to the limit on these dangerous adventures if he is to get home alive and overcome his own problems. And he needs all his skill at telling jokes to help him!


Maskmaker by Jane Johnson

When Jamie's mysterious art teacher sends him to the old Maskmaker's shop, he is faced with a terrible decision. He must choose a disguise that will take him into mortal danger, with only a talking cat to help him. In the deserts of Africa, the frozen glaciers of Greenland, and the Great Wall of China, Jamie will need all his intelligence and courage if he is to save his friends and family. Will the perilous tasks he faces help him solve the strange problems in his own life? Or will a dark web of sorcery stop him from ever coming home again?

'Extremely well written, highly inventive and with really funny jokes' - Eva Ibbotson

About the Author

Jane Johnson
Jane Johnson is the Publisher of HarperCollins' science fiction and fantasy list, Voyager. She has been involved in the publishing of JRR Tolkien's works for many years and is the author of the official Visual Companions to Peter Jackson's movie trilogy of The Lord Of The Rings. She has written adult novels as both Gabriel King and Jude Fisher, but the Secret Country books are her first for children. She lives in South London and Cornwall, with her two cats.

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336 pages


Jane Johnson
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Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

1st March 2010




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