The Museum's Secret: The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn (Book 1)

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, Aug 24, 2010 - Adventure stories - 464 pages
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When Tom Scatterhorn's eccentric father disappears to the Far East in search of rare beetles, closely followed by his mother, Tom is left to spend Christmas with his uncle and aunt, keepers of the weird and wonderful Scatterhorn Museum. But don’t get too excited – because it's a dusty, dingy place, full of tatty stuffed animals and rickety cases of junk. Nobody really wants to visit it anymore, and it looks as if its days are numbered.

But when Tom comes to live there, he finds more to the museum than meets the eye. The animals may be ragged and moth-eaten but they have an incredible secret – a secret that originated when the stuffed animals were first made, a hundred years earlier. And then Tom discovers he can go right back to the time of their making. . . .

In an exciting adventure that threads in and out of time, from an Edwardian ice fair to the wastes of Mongolia to the jungles of India, Tom discovers that there is far more at stake than the fate of the museum. . . .


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About the author (2010)

Henry Chancellor is the author of the highly acclaimedColditz: The Definitive HistoryandJames Bond: The Man and His World—The Official Companion to Ian Fleming’s Creation. He has made many documentaries for television, includingEscape from Colditzwhich won sweeping praise and has been shown all over the world. He lives in England with his wife and children.


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