The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic
Publisher: Andersen Press
Melric, the King’s magician, uses his magic to help everyone in the kingdom with everything from watering their plants to growing their beards. But one day he wakes up to find his powers have disappeared! Melric sets off to get help from his magical friends, but to save his kingdom from attack he must use to learn his powers more wisely - and those around him must learn to rely on themselves, starting with making their own beds.
This fun, thoughtful story is perfect for sharing. Children will enjoy meeting Melric’s extraordinary friends and seeing all the silly ways the townsfolk try and look after themselves. This story could also provide a great way to introduce the topic of independence with younger children.