Out on 05 September 2019

The Time of Green Magic

Hilary McKay

Ages 9-12
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05 September 2019
224 pages

From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about family, magic, an old house and a mysterious visitor . . .

Abi and her two step-brothers, Max and Louis, find that strange things happen when they are alone in their eerie, ivy-covered new house.

Abi, reading alone, finds herself tumbling deep into books, while Louis summons a startling guest through his bedroom window. Even Max has started to see shapes in the shadows . . .

Their busy parents see none of it – but Louis’ secret visitor is growing too alarming to keep secret, and he finds he cannot manage without Max and Abi’s help.

Can they find out where the mysterious creature has come from – and how to get it back there?

Picking up a book by Hilary McKay is like slipping on bed socks on a chilly night. She knows how to look after her readers by ensuring that her characters are interesting and loveable from the start . . .

The Times on The Skylarks' War, selected as Children's Book of the Year

Hilary McKay is one of the great writers of children’s fiction

Sarah Hughes - Independent

McKay couples warmth and grace with wry humour like nobody else out there

Katherine Rundell - The Guardian