Have you ever been blamed for something you didn't do? if so, you'll know how Jamie feels when he's accused of breaking other people's toys. But if it's not Jamie who's breaking them, who is it? Is it a child at all? Jamie is baffled. Throughout the town, toys are being broken - teddies' eyes are going missing, puppets' strings are tangled, and the finger of blame seems to point at Jamie. Then he meets Mr Pratchett, the toymender, who tells him the tale of the monstrous Toybreaker - a hideous creature fuelled by jealousy who roamed children's rooms before Christmas in times gone past, breaking anything, and everything which was loved. Could the Toybreaker be back? If he is to clear his name, Jamie has to find out
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(178mm x 110mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Jamie does not have very much in the way of toys and expensive possessions whereas his classmate Liddy has everything anyone could want. When Liddy's precious glass snowstorm is smashed while Jamie is visiting, he gets the blame. Then Tom's ship is damaged and suddenly everyone is pointing the finger at Jamie. There is a mystery to be solved and Jamie must solve it to clear his name. The suspense builds as Christmas approaches. Interesting typography ads to the fun for fluent readers. (8-10 yrs) (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers, and his wife Emma, are well-established picture book writers. Paul has had over 30 books published, but this is his first for Doubleday. They live in France, where Paul teaches English at a local school.