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Jennifer Gray writes comedy for children, including the Atticus Claw series. She's been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and won the Red House Children's Book Award - Young Readers Category. Together with Amanda Swift, she has written the Guinea Pigs Online and Puppies Online series.
Amanda Swift was an actress before becoming a writer, and started her writing career in TV and radio. She has written episodes of My Parents Are Aliens and a radio dramatisation of Jaqueline Wilson's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Her children's books include The Boys' Club and Big Bones.
February 2020 Book of the Month | Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | This little story sparkles with magic and fun. It starts on Hallowe’en when friends Jessie and Ali find something very unexpected in their treat bucket – a little kitten. What’s even more surprising, the kitten is magic and can talk. They take the perfectly named Magicat home and all sorts of adventures follow – sheds are turned into treehouses, pancakes are cooked (almost) and the bully next door is put in his place. It’s all made even more exciting because Magicat isn’t quite as expert at the magic thing as he’d have you believe and some of the spells go delightfully wrong. Purrfect for newly confident readers as well as for those who are reluctant or dyslexic. Let’s hope there are more adventures to come for Magicat and his friends. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+