Tin’ follows the story of Christopher, who works for Absalom, an eccentric engineer who gives life to a group of ‘mechanical’ boys and girls, several of whom are loyal and close friends.  When Christopher is involved in a devastating accident, a secret is revealed that changes Christopher’s life forever. When he is abducted by goons from the mysterious Agency, Christopher is thrown into an adventure, at the end of which his past is revealed while his friends struggle to save his life.

Tin‘ is an incident-packed thrill ride that offers plenty in plots and characters, as well as being thoughtful about the nature of friendship and the responsibilities that come with scientific progress.

We recommend this absorbing title to confident readers aged from 9 or 10 years of age.



Padraig Kenny

(Chicken House)

Christopher works for an engineer and lives with his mechanical friends.  Unlike them, he is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul.  But after a devastating accident, a secret is revealed and his world is changed for ever.  ‘Tin‘ is a remarkable adventure, as Christopher discovers who he really is, and what it means to be human, while his loyal mechanical friends discover their origins too.

Bookwagon loves this excellent adventure that rattles along at a great pace and is packed full of incident, as well as poignancy.  We recommend ‘Tin‘ for confident readers, aged 9-12.


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