You must read this wonderful début! It’s full of ingenious inventions, great bravery and enormous heart.
Meet Christopher. He is a ‘proper’, a human orphan, growing up in Mr Absalom’s junk yard amongst a motley crew of robot mechanicals. There’s Jack who could be sold as a ‘real boy’, Round Rob made from a cooking pot, Manda who’s just a little bit wonky everywhere, Gripper the giant who’s as kind as he is strong, and Estelle, the other ‘proper’ who helps out ‘like a real grown up’.
Together they embark on a thrilling journey of discovery, adventuring to Ironhaven and the Crag, finding their inner strength and undiscovered skills.
This is a world like ours (in the 1930s) but filled with glyphs and mechanicals, Blakes and Runcibles.
A winning combination of Pinocchio with The Wizard of Oz and a bit of I, Robot.
I thought it was a delightful story of friendship, love, and what it means to be human.
What would your robot look like? Would you like to be a robot?
ISBN 9781911077657 pbk