Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback--the story of the original superhero: Spring-Heeled Jack, who leapt over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes while fighting crime. Illustrations.
About the Author
was born in Norwich, England and was brought up in Rhodesia, Australia, London and Wales. Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a degree in English, and has taught middle school at Westminter College. He is the author of many highly-acclaimed books for young readers, from contemporary fiction to Victorian thrillers, and has written plays and picture books for readers of all ages. Philip's most recent work, The Amber Spyglass,
has won numerous awards, including the Parent's Choice
Gold Book Award, and a Booklist
Philip currently lives in Oxford with his wife, Judith, and children.
From the Hardcover edition.