A Page-Turning Adventure Set During the French Revolution! It's 1789, and the French Revolution is beginning. Fourteen-year-old Yann is a gypsy orphan who has been raised in Paris by the dwarf Têtu, and together the two work for a vain magician named Topolain. On the very night that Topolain's vanity brings about his own death, Yann meets the young heiress Sido, a meeting that changes his life forever. For Sido has become the pawn of an evil count, and only Yann will dare to rescue her! As she did in her award-winning Coriander, Sally Gardner has masterfully combined the historical and the fantastical into a riveting romantic adventure!