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Once In A Blue Moon

Miranda Twist, illustrated by Karen Donnelly


6 April 2017









Henry knows that there’s magic in the wood—magic that can turn evil when the moon is blue. Once in a blue moon everything can happen and now the moon is blue. Deep in the wood behind Henry garden, trolls, invisible crocodiles, witches and strange creatures —the garingay and the yo yitsoo — are celebrating Grandpa Yo Yitsoo’s birthday on a pirate ship. Henry’s dad doesn’t believe in magic—he knows twenty-six reasons why trolls don’t exist— but now he’s been turned into something with the head of pelican and the tail of a fox and put in a cage. There he will remain, unless Henry, his sister Lucy, the smallest troll in the world and a monkey faced creature called Fiendish can defeat Grandpa and Grandma Yo Yitsoo and the wicked garingay…

A wonderful inventive story about the power of the imagination with a touch of darkness that reminded me of The Enchanted Wood.

– Alison Moore, author of The Lighthouse, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

A mad-dash fever dream of a book peppered with magic, fancy, and just a little bit of soul.

– Kirkus Reviews

I really liked this book as I love books about magic and adventure and this one is full of it.

– Toppsta

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