Sparky the puppy and his friend Sox the kitten are whisked away from the Green Meadow Rescue Centre in the middle of the night, by Mrs Mothwick, the head of the Magic Academy. Unfortunately while Sox has the requisite magic powers needed by a trainee witch or wizard, Sparky does not, but he longs for an owner to love him. So when he gets ‘picked’ by Carl Mothwick, the clumsy but warm-hearted son of the head teacher, it seems the pair are made for each other. Gentle adventures ensue, visiting woods in the darkness and slowly improving their magic skills together. Their real strength is their growing bond, pictured warmly in both text and illustrations, which are black and white and peppered throughout the text. A gentle story with content appropriate for readers of 5+, the text and length of the book may be daunting for less experienced readers at the younger end of the age group, but perfect for the slightly older and more confident reader.
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Illustrator: Clare Elsom