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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 352 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/02/2018 ISBN: 9781911077657


Pádraig Kenny

Chicken House

Christopher is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire. He works for an engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher’s best friends. But after an accident, Christopher realizes he isn’t as Proper as he thought … 

Selling points

  • A debut Irish talent storms on to the middle-grade scene with this heartfelt tale of humanity, adventure and belonging
  • Pinocchio meets The Wizard of Oz with a hint of Northern Lights as a boy and his mechanical friends discover the truth about his past
  • As well as being a fast-paced adventure, Tin is a thoughtprovoking and timely novel, with strong themes of friendship, war and what it really means to be human
  • A wonderful ensemble cast populates an alternative England of the 1930s


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