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The Toymaker

Written by Jeremy De Quidt

Illustrated by Gary Blythe

The Toymaker Synopsis

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 secret.

The Toymaker Press Reviews

This is beautifully produced, and worth reading aloud to 9+ -- Amanda Craig * The Times * This is a world of shadows and terror told with the utmost conviction. A remarkable debut novel -- Enid Stephenson * Carousel * Fantastic story set in an imaginary world * School Librarian * 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 * Pacy, exciting and inventive * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552575003
Publication date: 26th October 2015
Author: Jeremy De Quidt
Illustrator: Gary Blythe
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages

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 Liverpool.

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