The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

Children's, Age 9-12, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 08/06/2023
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A fast-paced, time-twisting middle grade adventure where every second counts. Ailsa Craig is always late! To everything - her own birth, school, and even her own house exploding! Although it is certainly better to be late for that than early... Then one day, Ailsa discovers the secret of a lifetime: there are in fact twenty five hours in a day. The extra hour, the "Magic Hour", exists in a fantastical, parallel Edinburgh, accessed at twilight. As she explores this extraordinary place where anything seems possible, Ailsa can't believe her luck. Her grades improve and life seems to be on the up - her parents are thrilled and even the popular kids start liking her. But messing with time, can have desperate consequences. When Ailsa discovers to her horror that the extra time comes at a terrible cost, she must battle the sinister forces at work and save herself, her parents and the world. A funny, high-octane, race-against-time adventure that is perfect for fans of Pages & Co, The Beast and the Bethany and P.G. Bell. Beautifully illustrated and brought to life.

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9780702324260
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 183 x 169 x 27 mm

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The Magic Hour
My 11 year old son read it in a couple of hours
My 11 year old son read it in a couple of hours. Here is what my Max says about it: "ordinary kids, like me, who find this super secret about time. It's s... READ MORE
The Magic Hour
A wonderful magic adventure
A highly original story of magic and deception which leaves the reader desperate for a much-needed sequel at its conclusion. This is a book that will be t... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney