Loukta is a brilliant puppet maker. All of his creations work perfectly just as he expects them to.

Except for Claudette.

She is a rickety misfit who longs for freedom and adventure. What can be done with such a puppet? Loukta doesn’t know. So Claudette stays on the shelf.

Until one incredible day…

Includes 2 colouring pages and a sneak peek into the author’s journal.

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This is Hélène Magisson’s first solo title as an author and illustrator!

Hélène started her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination. She has illustrated several books including Slowly! Slowly! by T.M. Clark, a CBCA 2018 Notable Picture Book of the year.

A book infused with magic!’

Megan Daley – Children’s Books Daily



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