Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone

Casper Tock-an 11-year-old who is terrified of risks and deathly allergic to adventures and danger- keeps to his schedule and lists, perfectly contented with life in one of the Little Wallops turret with his Mother and Father, avoiding the spoilt, rich school bullies, Candia and Leonard and avoiding the hurricanes sweeping the land bare. As one of the least likely heroes in the world, it comes as an enormous shock when Casper is transported into the magical world of Rumblestar, where the weather is made and magical beasts live. Although all he wants is to go home and leave this strange, magical place forever, Rumblestar is in danger. The evil harpy Morg is trying to steal all the magic for herself, and Casper, along with the badly behaved girl Utterly Thankless and her baby dragon, Arlo, must set out on an adventure filled with cloud giants, neverlate trees and drizzle hags. Can the unlikely heroes save both worlds from Morg’s wrath?

This adventure book, with plenty of magic too, is a definite must-read! I loved all the plot twists and danger in it. A truly heartwarming story, I would give it a 5 out of 5 star rating and fully recommend it to children of 9 minimum who love stories of magic. I can’t wait to read the next book!

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