Pub date 1st September 2008
Publisher (UK) David Fickling Books
Publisher (US) Random House
International publishers Ravensburger (Germany)
From the moment that the circus boy, Mathias, takes a small roll of paper from the dying conjuror, his fate is sealed. Pursued the sinister Dr Lieter with his exquisite doll and malevolent dwarf, and by the circus master and his vicious painted wife, Mathias is drawn into a nightmare that will lead him to the Toymaker, and a knife as cruel as frost.