The Magic Hour


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SKU: 9780702324260 Category: Tag: Author: David WolstencroftPublication Date: 8th Jun 2023Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 416Publisher: Scholastic


A fast-paced, time-twisting, magical adventure where
“I really couldn’t put The Magic Hour down. The
concept is genius, the characters are unforgettable, and the adventure
is thrilling. A book I’ll be recommending to everyone!”
– A. F. Steadman, bestselling author of Skandar and The Unicorn

“Get ready for a rip-roaring, time-twisting, mind-meltingly
brilliant adventure! Lose yourself in The Magic Hour,
an adventure so thrilling, hours feel like seconds!” – Ben Miller,
bestselling author of The Boy Who Made The World Disappear.

“The Magic Hour is twisty, fun, gripping and
full of delicious and daring science and adventure.” – Vashti Hardy,
betselling author of Brightstorm.

Eleven-year-old Ailsa Craig is always late! To everything – her
own birth, school, and even her own house exploding! Although it
is certainly better to be late for that than early…

But then one day, Ailsa discovers the secret of a lifetime: An
extra hour in the day. The Magic Hour which exists in a fantastical,
parallel Edinburgh, accessed at twilight. As she explores this
extraordinary place where anything seems possible, Ailsa can’t
believe her luck. Her grades improve and life seems to be on the
up – even the popular kids start liking her.

But messing with time, can have desperate consequences. When Ailsa
discovers that the extra time comes at a terrible cost, she
must battle the sinister forces at work and save herself, her parents
and the world.

What would you do with an extra hour in the day?

A funny, high-octane, race-against-time adventure that
is perfect for fans of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief,
Amari and the Night Brothers, Pages & Co and

Beautifully illustrated and brought to life by Alessia

From award-winning and celebrated creator of Spooks
and Versailles, David Wolstencroft.

The Magic Hour