Author – Lissa Evans
Age – 7+
Stuart is short. And unfortunately has the surname Horten. And life is even worse when his family move back to Beeton where his father grew up. It’s the school holidays and at first there is nothing to do. He soon meets the neighbours – annoying triplets he tries to avoid. When hiding in a phone box, something very strange happens and his adventures begin. He discovers his great uncle was a famous magician and he begins to follow clues left by him to lead him to his hidden magical workshop. But someone else wants to find it even more…
A great read for fans of magic or mystery.
Shortlisted for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2012.
(Magic, Family, Action, Secret, Moving house)