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Written by Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift

Illustrated by Richard Watson

Key Stage 1 Stories about Animals Fantasy / Magical Pets

LoveReading View on Magicat

Magical adventure, guaranteed fun for all readers!

February 2020 Book of the Month | Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

This little story sparkles with magic and fun. It starts on Hallowe’en when friends Jessie and Ali find something very unexpected in their treat bucket – a little kitten. What’s even more surprising, the kitten is magic and can talk. They take the perfectly named Magicat home and all sorts of adventures follow – sheds are turned into treehouses, pancakes are cooked (almost) and the bully next door is put in his place. It’s all made even more exciting because Magicat isn’t quite as expert at the magic thing as he’d have you believe and some of the spells go delightfully wrong. Purrfect for newly confident readers as well as for those who are reluctant or dyslexic. Let’s hope there are more adventures to come for Magicat and his friends.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Andrea Reece

Magicat Synopsis

It's Halloween night and the streets are full of witches, ghouls and tricks - but the biggest surprise of all falls from the sky into Ali's treat bucket. It's a cat ... It's Magicat!

Knocked off his witch's broom by a rogue firework, Magicat is stuck far from his home in Magic Land - and now he has to wait, disguised as a normal cat, for Wenna Witch to come and get him! Luckily Jessie and Ali are here to help him out ... but while they wait, what could be the harm in letting Magicat do just a little bit of magic?

Friendships and felines make for a magical mix in this adorable adventure particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781129258
Publication date: 15th February 2020
Author: Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift
Illustrator: Richard Watson
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Fantasy / Magical, Pets

About Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift

Jennifer Gray writes comedy for children, including the Atticus Claw series. She's been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and won the Red House Children's Book Award - Young Readers Category. Together with Amanda Swift, she has written the Guinea Pigs Online and Puppies Online series. Amanda Swift was an actress before becoming a writer, and started her writing career in TV and radio. She has written episodes of My Parents Are Aliens and a radio dramatisation of Jaqueline Wilson's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Her children's books include The Boys' Club and Big Bones.

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