The Toymakers

But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own... 'engaging and enchanting ... a fairytale for adults, with all the wonder - and terror - that that entails...it is the sense of joy that lingers in this fine book.

The Toymakers

The Toymakers

The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the whispers begin: the Emporium is open! Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat...It is 1917, and London has spent years in the shadow of the First World War. In the heart of Mayfair, though, there is a place of hope. A place where children's dreams can come true, where the impossible becomes possible - that place is Papa Jack's Toy Emporium. For years Papa Jack has created and sold his famous magical toys: hobby horses, patchwork dogs and bears that seem alive, toy boxes bigger on the inside than out, 'instant trees' that sprout from boxes, tin soldiers that can fight battles on their own. Now his sons, Kaspar and Emil, are just old enough to join the family trade. Into this family comes a young Cathy Wray - homeless and vulnerable. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that while all toy shops are places of wonder, only one is truly magical...

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The Toymakers
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Robert Dinsdale
Categories: Toy stores
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09 - Publisher: Del Rey

The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the whispers begin: the Emporium is open! Christmas is coming, and
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James B Brandt
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-01 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Paul Johnson tracks an eccentric toy designer to a residence on the outskirts of Flagstaff, AZ. But there is more going on than just research on novel toys... reports of UFO's, brutal murders, and animal mutilations begin to surface all around the city. Paul runs into a spunky waitress who
The Toymaker's Apprentice
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Sherri L. Smith
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-13 - Publisher: Penguin

A gorgeously imagined Nutcracker retelling from award-winning author making her middle-grade debut Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is enlisted by his mysterious cousin, Christian Drosselmeyer, to find a mythical nut
The Toymaker's Curse
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: C.J. Archer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-02 - Publisher: C.J. Archer

Are curses real? After a toymaker magician gives a lecture at a collector’s club soiree, an important spell is stolen and a man is found strangled. The investigation into his murder leads India and Matt to the colorful and dangerous world of the Romany gypsy where curses are used as
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Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Jo Boulton, Judith Ackroyd
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-11 - Publisher: Routledge

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