|Life at StregaSchloss is anything but ordinary. Where else would you find weird beasts in the basement, talking spiders in the attic and a very hungry crocodile in the moat? |
|Mrs Flora MacLachlan arrives at Strega Schloss expecting a nice ordinary job as nanny to Titus, Pandora and Damp their baby sister. But Senor Strega-Borgia has disappeared, his wife's witchcraft lessons aren't going too well and a gangster in a bunny suit is trying to kill everyone. Fortunately for all concerned nanny is not all that she appears and with a special little box has a few tricks up her sleeve. |
|Large text (in the hardback edition at least) and an easy writing style make this suitable for any good reader. Some of the Italian names may need a little help. Suitable for boys and girls alike. |
|What a scream! I loved this book: it's witty, very original. The plot is clear and the story unfolds in a series of hilarious twists and turns. The characters are described clearly and are easily imagined, and the strange goings-on make the book hard to put down. A definite must for anyone with a sense of humour who enjoys a bit of magic. And watch out for the bunny gangster! |
|Other books by Debi Gliori include Penguin Post, Pure Dead Brilliant, Pure Dead Wicked. |
|This review by Mrs Mad. |
|"Pure Dead Magic" includes kidnapping, magic and computer madness, and features a family that makes the Addams family seem almost normal! |
|Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk|
Debi Gliori may be better known for her superb picture books, ranging from the undeniable love-in of No Matter What to the satisfying bedtime book, The Very Small, but this time the lady takes on new literary life with the superb (not to mention downright
|Shelley Dewar, Dunning|
this book is five star read, all the charachters have there own individual personality. there all different. i liked the book because its very discriptive and it has a mixed genre.
|Julie Riggs, Lakehill Prep Dallas|
I read this to my 3rd grader, who loved it, and will present it to 5th grade book club this week, knowing that they will love it, too. Titus & Pandora search for lost baby rats, lost baby sister, and lost father using magic and computers. Mrs. MacLachlan More...
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