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The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac

Written by Nick Mohammed

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LoveReading View on The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month  |   February 2017 Debut of the Month  |    Magician and comedian Nick Mohammed has written a cracking adventure which sparkles like the magic tricks it is packed with. Young Magicians Alex, Zack, Sophie and Jonny are all keen to join the Magic Circle. The quartet meet at their induction at the Magic Circle Headquarters and soon discover that all is not well in the world of the Magic Circle. Can they unravel the mystery that is causing the trouble? They certainly give it their very best shot in an ebullient, roller-coaster, action-packed story.   ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for February 2017

Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac by Nick Mohammed

A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins

Mind the Gap by Phil Earle

The Bolds on Holiday by Julian Clary

The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling by Timothy Basil Ering

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis


The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac Synopsis

On a London street, four unlikely friends stand before the astonishingly ordinary-looking blue door of the Magic Circle ...

Alex doesn't say much, and once jumped when handed a satsuma, but, wow, is he amazing with a deck of cards. Zack is undoubtedly one of the best pickpockets in the country (but always puts things back). Sophie once convinced her Brown Owl that all the other Brownies were jellyfish thanks to her nifty hypnosis skills - and then never returned. Jonny - who is quite possibly the tallest boy in the universe - mixes science and magic with spectacular consequences (mostly explosions).

The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Ross O'Gorman - 'The Young Magicians And The Thieves' Almanac is a book filled with great characters, magic, mystery, mischief and humour. It is a perfect blend that makes the book very hard to put down.'
  • Sue Wilsher - 'The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac is a fast paced adventure, offering something a bit different...A very original and satisfying read!'
  • Lila Arbell, age 9 - 'In this book, I really liked that the author kept interrupting with funny little comments and notes at the bottom of some of the pages. He uses a quite unique style of writing in this book and it is very fun to read.'
  • Lavinia Branzan - 'The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac was beyond my expectations, which I adored. It is hilarious at times and really it and you will feel your life is complete.'
  • Emily Lonsdale, age 11 - 'I loved this book because it was very adventurous. It’s full of mystery and magic and very different to other books I have read.'
  • Toby Little, age 9 - 'I am really interested in magic and I would recommend this book to everyone who is interested in magic too. This book...will be on my favourite book list.'
  • An-Nhi Huynh, age 11 - 'Excitement, adventure, thrill and mystery all in one book. I couldn't stop reading!'
  • Isaac East, age 10 - '100 percent for Nick Mohammed and his amazing book The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac. Full of action, adventure and lots of unexpected twists and turns.'
  • Jack Smith, age 11 - 'This book is full of crime fighting and adventure and I absolutely loved it!'
    Bella, age 9 - 'This book made me (and my mum) laugh a lot. My Mum and I have been reading this book at bedtimes and we have both absolutely loved it, it is so much fun.'
  • Zoe Basson, age 9 - 'This book made me see what magic is all about: friendship, intelligence and a sense of humour.'
  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'The book was quite good and I found it humorous, although it was a little confusing at times. If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid then I think you like this book!'
  • Suhaiba Khan, age 9 - 'As soon as I picked this book up I was gripped from the start.  The twists and turns made me not want to put the book down.'

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141376998
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141376998
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
Author: Nick Mohammed
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Nick Mohammed

Nick Mohammed has been a member of Bradford Magic Circle for 18 years and in 2012 was made an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. He is also a rising star in the comedy world, and increasingly in demand as an actor and comedian. He is Mr Love in Hank Zipzer on CBBC and also appeared as Casper in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as Tim Grimes in The Martian and as Ariyaratna in Bridget Jones's Baby.

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