Friday 1 December 2023

Ivy Newt and the Time Thief

Ivy Newt and the Time Thief by Derek Keilty and Magda Brol (Scallywag Press) PB ISBN 9781915252333

On the island of Miracula, Ivy Newt lives in Newt Castle with her Sand Witch parents King Lucius and Queen Fenella. The book starts on Halloween morning when Ivy excitedly tells her familiar, Tom Wolf (which can morph into many shapes), to stop sleeping. Ivy has a new mystery to solve: why does the spooky house over the bay only appear at Halloween? In a race against time, Ivy, and Tom (who’s now morphed into a boy), must break a powerful spell and outwit a crazy sorcerer, all before the last stroke of midnight.

This is the second book about Ivy Newt: the first was Ivy Newt and the Storm Witch. It was highly praised by Lancashire Evening Post which said, ‘The perfect book to launch youngsters into a lifetime of reading.’ Book for Keeps wrote, ‘A satisfying mix of jeopardy and laughter.’

Like the first book, this latest book is frequently illustrated with black and white line and wash pictures, starting with a labelled map of Miracula, and going on to display portraits of characters which appear in the book, such as Thaddeus Creep, Magpie Meg, Felicity Ticks, and four animals. Some illustrations are full-page, and there’s an illustration at the top of each chapter.

This book is suitable for readers aged 8+ years.

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