"Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realizing it."
Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman's purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host of magical and brilliantly funny characters, including Flabberghast - a young wizard who's particularly competitive at hopscotch - and a hideous troll housekeeper who's emotionally attached to his feather duster. They have been placed under an extraordinary spell, which they are desperate for Nine to break - and if she can, maybe they can offer her a new life in return...
"A Diana Wynne Jones-ish adventure fizzing with imagination. Such fun - I loved it!" - Sinead O'Hart
"A wonder-filled book that revels in magic and mayhem." - Abi Elphinstone
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Amy Sparkes Biography
Amy Sparkes has written many children's books including the Pirate Blunderbeard series, Gruff's Guide to Fairytale Land and Ellie's Magic Wellies. Her book Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize Book Award.
Amy lives in Devon with her husband and five young children.