Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realising 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….
Picked this one up in Sainsbury’s, just couldn’t resist!
Filled with magic and adventure. It will tantalise any child reading it. A lot of mayhem and wonder mixed together to create a story of new beginnings.
As an adult, this felt too similar to Howl’s Moving Castle, for me to be fully immersed in the story. There were differences of course, but not enough for it to stand out in my eyes.
I give this book 🌟🌟