The Toymaker

The Toymaker

Book - 2010
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What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could give a toy a heart? 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 that the circus boy, Mathias, takes a small roll of paper from the dying conjuror, his fate is sealed. For on it is the key to a terrifying secret, and there are those who would kill him rather than have it told.

Pursued by the sinister Dr. Leiter with his exquisite doll and malevolent dwarf, preyed on by the circus master and his vicious painted wife, Mathias is drawn into a relentless nightmare. A nightmare that will lead him to the Toymaker, and to a knife as cruel as frost.

A relentlessly dark and sinister tale of a young boy's living nightmare, this debut novel will send shivers down your spine and will haunt you long after the final page. With the atmosphere of Philip Pullman's I Was a Rat!, this is a brilliantly frightening tale from an exciting new literary talent.

Baker & Taylor
Taking a small roll of paper from a dying conjuror, young circus performer Mathias discovers a terrifying secret and is ruthlessly targeted by a greedy circus master and the sinister Dr. Leiter on a nightmarish journey that leads him to a creator of living toys. A first novel.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, 2010
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780385751803
038575180X
Branch Call Number: J FICTION DEQUI...J
Characteristics: 356 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blythe, Gary

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SPL_Childrens Jan 03, 2014

When 12-year-old Mathais’ grandfather, a conjurer, dies, Mathais is left with a secret … a secret so dangerous that some people will stop at nothing to prevent it from being revealed. This dark & sinister tale is certain to keep readers on edge!

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