Tin (Paperback)Padraig Kenny (author)
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Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for February 2018A science fiction fairy tale, set in a astonishingly realised mechanical world, Tin is a heart-stopping adventure about friendship, courage and finding your identity.
Snow was falling from the night sky, and all the world was cold and hushed except for the regular metallic squeaking of Jack’s joints.
Imagine: the world you know is gone, in its place, a machinarium of Mechanicals, intelligent machines created with the sole purpose of serving mankind. The laws governing their creation are strict and above all the merging of human and mechanical is strictly forbidden.
Christopher is 'Proper': a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire, he can remember nothing of his old life but vague images of his mother and father, cloaked in smoke and ash.
Now he works for an peculiar engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher's best friends; his only friends.
But after a devastating accident, a secret is revealed and Christopher's world is changed for ever...
What follows is a remarkable adventure, as Christopher discovers who he really is, and what it might mean to truly be human.
Described as Pinocchio meets The Wizard of Oz with a hint of Northern Lights, Tin is an incredible journey into an unforgettable world.
Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from Newbridge in County Kildare. He worked as a freelance journalist and scriptwriter before turning his hand to children’s fiction. Tin is his first novel.
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 24 mm
"Kenny is a thrilling writer who knows how to chill the reader. Like all the best fairy tales about impossible creatures, Kenny’s real subject is about what it means to be human." - Daily Telegraph
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