The Soul Taker

The Soul Taker

by Celia Rees (Author)


Lewis James is unhappy. Overweight and unpopular, his dad despises him, the girl he likes won't look at him - he has no friends, no life. Desperate to change, anxious to know all about his future, he tries a fortune-teller with a difference. A beguiling and seemingly caring toyshop owner, Mr Jardine. Jardine is eager to help and first offers Lewis practical advice - such as taking up exercise and getting fitter to improve Lewis's chances with Lisa. He also offers Lewis a Saturday job in his shop and Lewis soon starts to feel more confident. He enjoys working in the shop, watching Jardine at work crafting his life-like and ultra-sophisticated puppets. But Lisa still evades Lewis, and he needs more help. Again he turns to Jardine - making the biggest mistake of his life. Jardine suggests Lewis somehow get a lock of Lisa's hair - then Jardine will use his 'psychic gifts' to influence her. But what Lewis doesn't know is that Jardine has no intention of helping him - or Lisa. Jardine is a spirit thief - a Soul Taker. He wants human souls to bring his 'children' to life and now he has Lewis right where he wants him. Ater all, a deal's a deal. A life for a life, a soul for a soul ...


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: 2
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Published: 18 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 0340878177
ISBN 13: 9780340878170
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: New cover edition. A chilling supernatural tale of an adolescent boy's pact with a deadly puppet master ...

Author Bio
Celia Rees was born and brought up in Solihull in the West Midlands, and now lives in Warwickshire. Before embarking full time on her writing career, she taught English at Secondary school level, and now runs creative writing workshops in between writing books. Celia is most recently recognised for her acclaimed novel, Witch Child and its sequel Sorceress, published by Bloomsbury in 2001 and 2002 respectively,