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Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

Brought up in a Catholic, Tyneside town, Davie’s life revolves around his secure community. The scariest thing in his life is the brutish leader of the gang of lads from the next village – until, that is, the arrival of Stephen Rose.

There’s something ‘creepy weird’ about Stephen. His obvious talent is for making clay figures, but it seems he can also bring them to life. And then he gets Davie to join him in making a monster.

Another extraordinary mix of the worldly and the magical from this award-winning author. Raising questions about creation and creativity, good and evil, religion and the nature of God, it is also a chilling allegory for today about weapons of war. A brilliant story and a breathtaking novel.

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