“Mr. Figgletoes’ Toy Emporium is very highly recommended for young readers looking for a tale of magic that evolves into something even more delightful, advocating for a kinder world.” — Diane Donovan, Editor, Midwest Book Reviews
“Evans’ plot is imaginative and thrilling.” — Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
Why are children vanishing from their beds in the middle of the night? And what does the local toymaker have to do with their disappearances? Find out in the exciting children's fantasy, Mr. Figgletoes' Toy Emporium. The story begins on East Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where an exclusive and delightful toy store is located. Owned by Mr. Figgletoes, the enchanting shop contains a vast selection of unique toys. Recently, a scary witch with evil plans for the children of Coeur d'Alene has infiltrated Mr. Figgletoes' Emporium. Now, after making a purchase at Mr. Figgletoes' shop, select customers, along with their new toys, disappear during the night. What is the mean old witch going to do with her captives? Can Mr. Figgletoes be trusted?
M.J. Evans is the award-winning author of fifteen books, most of which are middle-grade and young adult fantasies. As a life-long equestrian, she frequently includes horses or horse-based fantasy creatures in her stories. She is a former teacher of middle school and high school students and the mother of five. She loves competing in Dressage and riding in the beautiful Colorado mountains.