Happy Wednesday does a happy dance and welcome to a brand-new Waiting on Wednesday! For this WoW I selected The Wizard In My Shed by Simon Farnaby with illustrations by the fabulous Claire Powell.
This book sounds just what I love to read, silly stories with magic and a mad warlock. It sounds like one of my favourite shows, Catweazel. I am hoping there are tons of antics, magic, and seeing things go totally wrong as Merdyn (so not Merlin) learns about the modern world. I wonder how long Rose can hide him in her shed without anyone noticing (given this is a children’s book this can take anywhere from an hour to several days. 😛 ). Plus, I wonder if Merdyn will get kinder and will help Rose with her family.
Plus, as I said, illustrations are by Claire Powell! Another big big reason for me to get this book.
Now I just got to wait for the paperback… sadly, I just found out that isn’t until next year. I thought it may be earlier. 🙁
Rose is a totally ordinary girl, on a mission to mend her broken family.
Bubbles is Rose’s guinea pig. He just poos a lot.
When Rose bumps into Merdyn and discovers what he is, she quickly realises that he could be just what she needs. Rose agrees to help Merdyn navigate the confusing ways of the modern world (things like: the lidded bowl in the bathroom is NOT a sink, it’s a TOILET, so definitely DON’T wash your face in it) if Merdyn gives her a spell to fix her family in return.
Now they just need to hide him in the shed without Rose’s mum noticing, track down Merdyn’s magic staff and find a way to send Merdyn back through time to the Dark Ages. What could possibly go wrong…?