A captivating, cinematic Raiders of the Lost Ark-type adventure with a sinister Toy Story twist.
On a winter's day in a British town, twelve-year old Alex receives a package in the mail: an old tin robot from his grandfather. This one is special, says the enclosed note, and when strange events start occurring around him, Alex suspects this small toy is more than special; it might be deadly.
Right as things get out of hand, Alex's grandfather arrives, pulling him away from an attack-and his otherwise humdrum world of friends, bullies, and homework-and into the macabre magic of an ancient family feud. Together, the duo flees across snowy Europe, unraveling the riddle of the little robot while trying to outwit relentless assassins of the human and mechanical kind.
With an ever-present admiration for the hidden mysteries of our world, Monstrous Devices plunges readers into a gripping adventure that's sure to surprise.
Story Locale: English suburb, Paris, and Prague
Age Range: From 8 to 12
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers, October 2018
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 0 H
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