The Spell Thief

Tom Percival

Ages 6 to 8
11 February 2016
176 pages


Jack (of the beanstalk fame) and his magical talking chicken, Betsy, have always been great at making new friends. But when Jack spots Anansi, the new kid in town, talking to a troll in the Deep Dark Woods, everything changes. Everyone knows that trolls mean trouble, and Jack will do anything to prove to the rest of his friends that Anansi is a troll spy. Even if that means using stolen magic!

The Spell Thief is the first book in this brilliant new highly-illustrated series by Tom Percival, featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love having brand-new adventures!

Little Legends is a re-imagining of your favourite fairy tales and characters, including Jack (of Beanstalk fame) and a new arrival to Tale Town, Anansi. This early reader is just the ticket for reluctant readers, with large text, frequent, short chapters and a fast paced story line.

This book includes all the classic fairy tale characters but tackles issues that children will deal with
today. Missing a parent and feeling unease about a new friend joining the group are handled in an
interesting, engaging way that doesn't feel like the moral at the end is being pushed.

Fairy tale fun and all-action adventure for the digital generation!