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.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
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 Times *
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