"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
 

Amy Sparkes - The House At The Edge of Magic (AGE 8+)

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