The Time of Green Magic (Hardback)Hilary McKay (author)
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Sprightly and magical, this story of hauntings and house-guests finds the author of former Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, The Skylarks’ War, at the top of her game. Spooky shenanigans abound when our young heroes find themselves alone in their new home, as McKay judges the jumps and the giggles to absolute perfection.
From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about family, magic, an old house and a mysterious visitor . . .
Abi and her two step-brothers, Max and Louis, find that strange things happen when they are alone in their eerie, ivy-covered new house.
Abi, reading alone, finds herself tumbling deep into books, while Louis summons a startling guest through his bedroom window. Even Max has started to see shapes in the shadows . . .
Their busy parents see none of it - but Louis' secret visitor is growing too alarming to keep secret, and he finds he cannot manage without Max and Abi's help.
Can they find out where the mysterious creature has come from - and how to get it back there?
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 27 mm
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This is a gorgeous children's read about family, friendships and moving - with just that little bit of mystery and magic to keep those pages turning long after... More
This is a beautifully written, slightly spooky, story, centred around the ivy-covered house that Abi and her step-brothers move to with their parents. Strange things start to happen and, as a reader, I was compelled... More
As a lover of children's literature this book blew me away. While dealing with issues of blended families, mixed race families , poverty and belonging , it also was incredibly magical and exciting. Another... More
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