For younger children
Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old
By Giles Andrea, Katharine McEwen
He is brave, he is bold, and he is ready for adventure. Nat Fantastic looks just like any ordinary boy but when he sneezes, the magic takes over and whisks Nat off into new adventures.
After his first sneeze, Nat becomes a knight of old, rescuing a damsel in distress. After his second sneeze, Nat has to rush to save his castle from some more baddies, and after his third sneeze, he has a feast of sausages and is crowned king.
Is it all his imagination, or are his sneezes truly magical? You decide!
Published by Orchard Books
For older children
By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
Twins Jack and Jaide think they are ordinary children – but they couldn’t be more wrong. They are Trouble Twisters and this makes them very special.
Sent to stay with their grandmother after their house is blown away, Jack and Jaide soon realize that there is something very odd and rather magical about their new life.
They also discover that they are developing some strange powers – Jaide can control the weather and Jack can make himself disappear into the shadows – but there is something evil out there that wants the Trouble Twisters for itself, and it’s not going to take ‘no’ for an answer….
Expect plenty of adventure, some very evil rats and a rather surprising grandmother.
Published by Egmont Books
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