A book full of warmth, sharp humour and clever puzzles" (Patrick Ness Time Out
"Small Stuart embarks on an awfully big adventure in this quirky puzzle-solving novel . . . A long-lost letter from a long-lost great uncle sets Stuart off unlocking one baffling puzzle after another. Each more curious than the one before, the far-fetched solutions they require bring the book to a hugely satisfying conclusion" (Julia Eccleshare Guardian
"A magical adventure, funny, fast-paced and full of intriguing puzzles" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times
"Perfect reading for children aged 7-10 . . . This is [Lissa Evans's] first children's novel. It ought not to be the last" (Achuka
"A miniature version of Susanna Clarke's grown-up bestseller, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
This first children's novel by Lissa Evans is a fast-paced adventure full of magic and mystery. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase and the Costa Book Award, and longlisted for Guardian Children's Book Award.