Editions

Reviews

  • "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