The Familiars: Animal Wizardry, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The first magical adventure in a major new trilogy, Animal Wizardry, is a thrilling blend of edge-of-your-seat action, laugh-out-loud humour and unforgettable characters. Running to save his life, Aldwyn, a streetwise orphan cat, ducks into a very strange pet shop!

Moments later Jack, a young wizard-in-training, comes in to pick out his familiar - the magical animal that will accompany him forever.

Aldwyn has always been clever. But magical? Apparently Jack thinks so - and Aldwyn is happy to play along.

Anything to get out of town! Back at wizard training camp Aldywn really thinks he's landed on his feet!

All he needs to figure out is how to convince the other familiars - the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert - that he's the telekinetic cat he claims to be! Then something terrible happens - Jack and the other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia.

Together their familiars must save them - but how? Join Aldwyn, Skylar and Gilbert on their quest across the land as they face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking ancient secret and discover a mysterious destiny that will change them all forever.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780007371778



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Aldwyn is an alley cat who relies on his speed and his wits to keep him out of trouble but when he is mistakenly chosen to be a young wizard’s familiar will wits and speed be enough to keep everyone from realising he has no magic powers? When 3 young wizards are captured, their familiars: Aldwyn, Skylar the Blue Jay and Gilbert the tree frog set off to try and rescue them.Told from Aldwyn’s point of view this book is a great blend of adventure, magic and humour and would appeal to readers aged 9 and up.