The House at the Edge of Magic (Paperback)
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The House at the Edge of Magic (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 07/01/2021
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Boasting wacky wizards and troublesome trolls, Sparkes’s wildly imaginative and gloriously eccentric fantasy finds an orphan pickpocket in charge of a supernatural house placed under a strange and mystical spell.

'Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realizing it.'

Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures.

When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman's purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host of magical and brilliantly funny characters, including Flabberghast - a young wizard who's particularly competitive at hopscotch - and a hideous troll housekeeper who's emotionally attached to his feather duster.

They have been placed under an extraordinary spell, which they are desperate for Nine to break - and if she can, maybe they can offer her a new life in return...

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406395310
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A Diana Wynne Jones-ish adventure fizzing with imagination. Such fun - I loved it!' - Sinead O'Hart

'This funny tale has a cast of lovable characters and plenty of twists and turns. This is a hugely imaginative adventure that fans of Abi Elphinstone, Sophie Anderson and Diana Wynne Jones will love.' - The Week Junior

'A wonder-filled book that revels in magic and mayhem.' - Abi Elphinstone

With a feel of Oliver Twist and some of the most quirky, magical moments I have ever read, this book is brilliant! Fabulous characters lead the chase through an expertly crafted world, allowing the whole story to burst off the page. Fortunately, as this is the first in a new series, more magical adventures are on the way. Implausible, hilarious and filled with heart, what a great way to start the reading year!' - Fallen Star Stories Blog

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“A comfy, quirky and fantabulous read. A magical Oliver Twist!”

Heads up everyone! There is magical middle grade and then there is magical, MAGICAL middle grade! And, if you like a generous helping of humour and quirkiness sprinkled in amongst that magic then this is the book for... More

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“A quirky and fun-packed magical tale”

Over the past few months, there have been a few books which I have stated here that I would not have read had they not been recommended to me because I hadn’t found the covers appealing. This book, however, is the... More

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“Fizzing with energy and fun!”

A quirky magical adventure that fizzes with energy and fun. Middle grade readers will love all the house's mischievous tricks, especially the hiding toilet! Nine is a fabulously feisty character and I also have a... More

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