'What are we, Papa?' the toy mouse child asked his father. 'I don't know,' the father answered. 'We must wait and see.'
So begins the story of a tin father and son who dance under a Christmas tree until they break the ancient clockwork rules and are themselves broken. Thrown away, then rescued from a dustbin and repaired by a tramp, they set out on a dangerous quest for a family and a place of their own - the magnificent doll's house, the plush elephant and the tin seal they had once know in the toy shop.
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"'Brilliantly plotted... a spellbinder... it has a style that glows and crackles.' Spectator"Book Description:
Funny, thought-provoking and moving, this much loved story is a true classic.
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Book Description PUFFIN BOOKS, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140308415