May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: child-centred adventure where the action runs like clockwork.
Peter Bunzl continues the adventures of the stars of the hugely popular Cogheart in his new adventure which has all the charm and appeal of his debut. Robert is now living with Lily and her father and their household of mechanical friends and helpers, but he misses his father very much, and is still hoping that something will bring his mother back to him. The adventure escalates with the escape from prison of a notorious criminal and there seems to be a link between the thief’s target, the beautiful Moonlocket, and Robert. There are more vivid scenes on the ground and in the air, and the characters, both human and mechanical, have real heart. Original, and exciting this is a delight. ~ Andrea Reece
Readers will also enjoy Sharon Gosling’s steampunk adventure The Diamond Thief.
When infamous escapologist Jack Door breaks out from Pentonville Prison, he sets out for the town of Brackenbridge, determined to find his missing treasure - the Moonlocket. But when Lily and Robert unwittingly find themselves caught up in Jack Door's search, they discover that Robert's history holds the secret to the Moonlocket's whereabouts...
Determined to solve the mystery, Lily, Robert and Malkin, set out for London on an adventure full of danger, daring, family secrets and long-buried treasure.
Praise for Cogheart
“A gem of a book” – Katherine Woodfine
"A glittering clockwork treasure” – Piers Torday
“Vivid and gripping” – Kiran Millwood Hargrave
“A steampunky tale of ambition, pursuit and revenge” - The Guardian
“A gripping story” – The Irish Times
|Publication date:||1st May 2017|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Audio Books, Reviewed by Children|
Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one sister, an antique-dealer dad and an artist mum. He is a BAFTA-winning animator, as well as a writer and film-maker. Like Lily and Robert, he loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, but wishes dearly that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin. Moonlocket is his second novel.More About Peter Bunzl