Book cover for The Time of Green Magic

The Time of Green Magic

Ages 9 to 11



05 September 2019
224 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


The emotions of real families have always been [McKay's] forte, but in this evocative novel she makes something fantastical happen
This is magic without whimsy, a story about secrets and the power of books, with enough edge-of-the-seat moments to keep you hugging a cushion.
A wonderful, sensitive depiction of the highs and lows experienced when trying to blend two families.
The real pleasure of McKay's fiction lies in her eye for the everyday. There is always drama in her books, but she is too confident a writer to feel the need to shatter any teacups – and unusually for a children's author, many of her tales have no obvious villain.