Alyssa and the Spell Garden

Alyssa and the Spell Garden

Alexandra Sheppard (author), Bex Glendining (illustrator)
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A contemporary fantasy set in a small community in North London, perfect for readers aged 8+

Young readers will be spellbound by this stunningly illustrated magical adventure

This exciting new fantasy with a contemporary urban setting and a hugely relatable lead character has won praise from the likes of Sophie Anderson. Inclusive and empowering, heart-warming and magical, this is stunning novel has it all!


When 11-year-old Alyssa is forced to spend the summer holiday with her mum's family, who she's never met before, her latent magical powers explode into life. Her great aunt runs a secret school in her spell garden where local kids can hone their power. The garden grows spell ingredients that have protected their family and the wider neighbourhood for decades - ever since they arrived from Jamaica with their mother Effie in the 1960s. But something is going wrong and the magic is running out! Can Alyssa use her new, unpredictable powers to set things right?

Alexandra Sheppard was born in North London, where she still lives with her family. She is the author and co-author of several books for young people.

Number of pages: 336
Reading age guide: 8 to 12 years
Publication date: 4th April 2024
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571377428
Format: Paperback

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