Alcatraz Smedry is 13 years old. He has a strange talent of breaking things. That includes breaking a stove handle that leads to burning down his foster family's kitchen. When a mysterious package arrives full of magical sand and an evil librarian in disguise steals it life gets weird. Fortunately he meets his grandfather.
Brandon Sanderson intended to make a funny fast paced adventure. He definitely succeeded. This book is a lot like Fergus Crane. Speaking of which, I am going to review another book by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell called Hugo Pepper soon.