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Written by Peter Bunzl

Illustrated by Maxine Lee-Mackie

Part of the Magicborn Series

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Magicborn Review

Books of the Month Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Historical Fiction

The first in a sumptuous and enthralling new historical-fantasy adventure series

June 2022 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2022

The magic which fuels this thrilling adventure will keep readers spell bound from start to finish! Set in a far off time and in a far off land the story tells of two children, Tempest and Peter. Both have one green eye and one blue eye. Both have lost their parents. And both are in great danger because they are MagicBorn which means that the Royal Sorcerer is determined to track them down…There is much wickedness in this world which Tempest and Peter must survive but also much kindness which helps to keep them safe. And throughout it all there’s thrumming magic which means that anything can happen.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for May 2022

Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush by Camilla Sucre

The Colour of Hope by Ross MacKenzie

The Wind In The Willows by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Magicborn by Peter Bunzl

Magicborn Synopsis

The Curse is changed. You'll never know. The truth is lost. The lie will grow. The year is 1726 and the Royal Sorcerer of England is on the hunt for those who are magicborn.

When Tempest is captured after accidentally unleashing a power she didn't know she had, she is taken to Kensington Palace alongside a boy like her, Peter. Trapped, Tempest and Peter find their magic flickering to life - and with it, long-buried memories. For they are the lost prince and princess of Fairyland, bound by a deadly curse and now the fairies are coming to get them. A battle is building - one only they can end. But who will survive?

The first in a sumptuous and enthralling new historical-fantasy adventure series from the bestselling author of The Cogheart Adventures.

Magicborn Press Reviews

'This is glorious storytelling rich in magic, adventure, danger and intrigue.' - The Bookseller

'Enthralling storytelling.' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Ever Dark

'A roller coaster of a story that left me breathless at the magical mayhem and characters...created. It's unlike anything I've read before. Superb!' - Yaba Badoe, author of Lionheart Girl

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ISBN: 9781474964395
Publication date: 26/05/2022
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474964395
Publication date: 26th May 2022
Author: Peter Bunzl
Illustrator: Maxine Lee-Mackie
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Historical Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: Brilliant Children's Books to Read this Summer, The Worst Witch, What To Read Next?,

About Peter Bunzl

Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one sister, an antique-dealer dad and an artist mum. He is a BAFTA-winning animator, as well as a writer and film-maker. Like Lily and Robert, he loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, but wishes dearly that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin.

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