Archie Green and the Magician's Secret
Publisher: Faber Children's Books
Archie lives with his grandmother and believes he has no other family. When a strange parcel arrives for him on his twelfth birthday his grandmother accepts that it is time to tell him the truth. He is quickly introduced to his cousins and his aunt and uncle and goes to live with them in Oxford where he finds there is a secret, magical side to the city that only a chosen few are aware of. A world where books are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and books literally come to life! Archie discovers that he has a special talent which proves very useful in the new world he has discovered.
D. D. Everest has created a magical world which takes the phrase 'the magic of books' to a new level. If you love books that show you where the magical could be hiding in your everyday world then this is the book for you.