A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, fairytale and history.
A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom. One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life in a toyshop in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 and changes the life of the gruff, broken-hearted Dollmaker. And when the darkness of the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city, Karolina and the Dollmaker must bravely use their magic to save their Jewish friends from a terrible danger, no matter what the risks. This powerful story is about finding friendship in the darkest of places and the importance of love in times of great pain.
Debut novel sold to the US, Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Spain, France, Russia, Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria.
Stunning decorative illustrations and borders inside, inspired by Polish cut-paper art.
In the tradition of The Book Thief, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and War Horse.