The House at the Edge of Magic (Paperback)Amy Sparkes (author)
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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
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'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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