The Clockwork Queen

Peter Bunzl, illustrated by Lia Visirin
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Sophie must play the role of the Clockwork Queen in order to free her father in this page-turning historical adventure from Cogheart author Peter Bunzl.

Chess prodigy Sophie Peshka inherited her love of the game from her grandmaster father. But now that he has been imprisoned in the dungeons of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg by powerful Empress Catherine the Great, Sophie must use all her strategic skill and cunning to help him escape.

Part of Sophie's plan involves an incredible chess-playing automaton called the Clockwork Queen, but will the Queen be able to outwit the Empress in a game where the stakes are a matter of life and death?

Author bio:

PETER BUNZL started his career as an animator and film-maker working on everything from commercials to BAFTA?winning children's TV programmes. He is now best known as the award?winning and bestselling children's author of the Cogheart series. Peter's debut novel, Cogheart, was nominated for several prestigious awards including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the Carnegie Medal.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781800900806
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: August 2022
Page Extent: 112
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Young adult fiction