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The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me: Animal Magic!

Written by Serena Holly

Illustrated by Selom Sunu

Part of the Granny Jinks Series

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The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me: Animal Magic! Review

Drama / Performing Arts Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Funny People / Places School Stories

Friendship, finding confidence, and magic to make the heart glow.

Hurrah for marvellously magical grannies! This second book in Serena Holly’s glorious Granny Jinks series is a joy for newly independent readers, with Selom Sunu’s characterfully bold illustrations and themes of friendship, self-belief and community adding further depth and delight. What’s more, this story was inspired by Jenny Mayers, the first Black woman to be accepted into the Magic Circle, and shares secrets of a few magic tricks readers can try at home.

When Granny Jinks and Jada head to a very important meeting to watch a very important person at the Dalton Green Magic Society (namely, the Luminous Ms Leyla), Jada can tell from the twinkling in her granny’s eyes that Granny Jinks will soon be on her way to performing tricks as marvellous as Ms Leyla’s. 

 

When Granny Jinks has doubts, Jada reminds her to “shoot for the moon” and “dream big”.  That’s all well and good, until their magical assistant, Luna the cat, seems set on making mischief!

 

With lots of lovely dialogue and a skipping sense of drama, this is a sweetly magical story to encourage independent reading, or share.

Joanne Owen

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The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me: Animal Magic! Synopsis

Join Jada and Granny Jinks in this charming new series for readers aged 6+!

Granny Jinks and Jada have officially joined the Dalton Green Magic Society, but the fun has only just started! For their next trick, Granny Jinks and Jada will have to perform magic with the cheekiest assistant of them all - an animal! Will naughty Luna the cat learn her magic trick in time, and will Jada's best friend, Matilda, ever find the perfect pet for hers?

Gorgeously illustrated throughout by Selom Sunu, and brimming with warmth, tricks and magic, this is the perfect read for fans of The Naughtiest Unicorn and Wigglesbottom Primary!

Inspired by the true story of Jenny Mayers - the first Black woman to be accepted into the Magic Circle.

*Includes how-to magic tricks for you to try at home!

* With themes of finding courage, making friends, managing relationships at home, school and in the community, this is a wonderful new series for readers aged 6 and up!

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ISBN: 9781398503069
Publication date: 26/05/2022
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781398503069
Publication date: 26th May 2022
Author: Serena Holly
Illustrator: Selom Sunu
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Drama / Performing Arts, Fantasy / Magical, Funny, People / Places, School Stories
Collections: Brilliant Children's Books to Read this Summer, LGBTQI Literature celebrating 50 Years of Pride,

About Serena Holly

Serena Holly is the pseudonym for Sareeta Domingo, author of The Marvellous Granny Jinx series, created by Storymix. Check her out on Instagram @sareetadomingoauthor

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