The toymakers, Robert Dinsdale
Publication year: 2020
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital, 2020
Resource type: Electronic
Previously issued in print: London: Del Rey, 2018
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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 - that place is Papa Jack's Toy Emporium. For years Papa Jack has created and sold his famous magical toys. 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. But Cathy is about to discover that while all toy shops are places of wonder, only one is truly magical.