Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him.
In the fiercely competitive world of early photography, the rewards are immense but so are the risks. After an experiment goes disastrously wrong, Barnaby finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air . . .
Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children's books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. Children's Laureate from 2015-2017, he has won many awards for his work, including the Nestl Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of three Kate Greenaway Medals.
Fabulous illustrations by Chris Riddell, of course . . . A real page turner
Junior Education Plus
This is a terrific tale and a real page-turner
Once again Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell have produced a well written and thoroughly enjoyable gothic novel. The illustrations complement the book beautifully and bring the characters and action to life