Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. Some thought he was the devil, but he was actually the original superhero—leaping over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes. The story begins as three young innocents escape their orphanage one dark and stormy night. As they make their way through the treacherous streets of London danger lurks, for hiding in the shadows is Mack the Knife, the most villainous of villains. Enter Spring-Heeled Jack, the springiest of heroes. But will Jack’s powers be enough to save the orphans? Artwork illustrations © Peter Bailey, 2018 Cover and text design @ Puffin Published by arrangement with Random House Children’s Publishers UK, a division of The Random House Group Limited.
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About Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award–winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series—The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass—as well as the Sally Lockhart trio of Victorian mysteries and other books for young readers. Among his other awards, he has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work.
About Ariyon Bakare
Nighy is a multi-award-winning actor who has appeared in
many TV dramas, including State of Play,
The Girl in the Café, and Page Eight, for which he received a
Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. He won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for
his role as Billy Mack in Love Actually,
while his other films include Pirates of
the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and the smash hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.