The House at the Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes

The House at the Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes  (Author)

 

Publisher :           Walker Books

Paperback :         240 pages

ISBN-10 : 1406395315

ISBN-13 : 978-1406395310

Reading age :     8 – 11 years

 

“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…

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

“A wonder-filled book that revels in magic and mayhem.” – Abi Elphinstone