Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth by MacKenzie Crook

Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth

Written by MacKenzie Crook

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December 2013 Book of the Month An 11 year old self-declared scientist, botanist and genius, Benjamin Tooth keeps a journal in which he records all that his does. These include his strange inventions, some of which will not seem so strange to today’s readers, and the amazing things he discovers. He also recalls how sweet it is to fall in love and gives details of everything he eats. But up on Windvale Moor Benjamin makes a discovery that is much more unusual than all the rest. These things are now ordinary part of nature; they are magic! And Benjamin for one believes in them.


Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth by MacKenzie Crook

My name is Benjamin Tooth. This is my journal. One day I will be remembered as the greatest scientist that the world has ever known and so it is my duty to mankind to record my thoughts that future generations are able to study the progress of a genius. I am eleven years old. These are the recently discovered journals of Benjamin Tooth: alchemist, inventor and discoverer of the Windvale sprites. They chronicle his journey of scientific discovery from pompous boy to mad old man in his pursuit of the sprites on Windvale Moor. The sprites hold the key to eternal life, and Tooth is determined to capture it.

A companion volume to The Windvale Sprites, The Lost Journals will be published with an exciting treasure hunt campaign to find Benjamin Tooth's lost statue. With clues ingeniously placed throughout the book, readers will love to follow the adventure beyond the written page. Monday 18th April 1768.


The Journal of Benjamin Tooth is a great read-aloud book for bedtime, or a novel to be savoured by children aged nine plus We Love This Book The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth has a lot going for it: it's funny with a dry wit, exciting and has a magical quality to it. Wondrous Reads I enjoyed The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth and I would definitely read more by Mackenzie again Much Loved Books

About the Author

MacKenzie Crook

Mackenzie Crook is a hugely diverse actor who has played a wide variety of roles, from Ragetti in all three of the record-smashing, swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean films, to the wonderful character of Gareth in The Office and the critically acclaimed Konstantin in the Royal Court's version of The Seagull. He has also appeared in a whole host of other works, including films such as Finding Neverland, Brothers Grimm and The Merchant of Venice, as well as in the BBC Radio version of Adrian Mole, and the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in London's West End.

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272 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Publication date

7th November 2013




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