As if being tiny and also having S.Horten as your name isn't bad enough, ten-year-old Stuart Horten is moved (by his very clever, but not very sensible parents) to Beeton, far away from all his friends. But in Beeton starts the strangest adventure of Stuart's life as he is swept up in a quest to find his uncle's old workshop - his famous magician, and also very short, uncle, that is...
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This is Lissa's first fiction book for Random House Children's Books, but she has written books for adults and younger children. After a brief career in medicine, and then in stand-up comedy, Lissa became a comedy producer, first for radio and then in television. She lives with her family in north London.Review:
"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" Independent
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