Midnight Magic – Michelle Harrison, illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Michelle Harrison author of the wonderful, ‘Thirteen Treasures,’ series and the, ‘Widdershins Adventures,’ has created a brand new magical and mischievous tale for younger readers. The first book in these series, ‘Midnight Magic,’ which is beautifully illustrated by Elissa Elwick introduces the reader to Midnight, a black cat born on the stroke of midnight who possesses unusual powers. Not only is she a proper bundle of mischief but strange and mysterious things happen when she is around. Abandoned by her mother she seeks out a new owner and stumbles across Trixie who falls head over heels in love with this cute furry creature. Little does Trixie realise what she has taken on and she soon find herself swept away by Midnight’s enthusiasm for naughty but fun adventures.

Told in bouncy and lively rhymes this book is a joy to read aloud and is bound to delight readers with it’s fun and energetic story. You can’t help but fall in love with Midnight even though he’s a little bit naughty and does have a habit of causing mischief and mayhem with his magical abilities. Elissa’s illustrations in this striking purple palette capture the characters wonderfully and allow the reader to experience fully the magic of this charming tale. I can see it will be hugely appealing for younger readers and it’s perfect for sharing or for allowing newly confident readers the opportunity to read independently. Effortlessly engaging and entertaining, this is a marvellous start to a new series.

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Thank you to Charlie and Little Tiger for inviting me to join in with the blog tour and for sending me a gifted copy of this magical book. ‘Midnight Magic,’ is available to buy now online or from any good bookshop. If you can please support your local independent bookshop you can find your nearest one here.


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