by Gray, Cat, Dean, David | Reading age: from c 9 years
Published 07/07/2022 by Usborne Publishing Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 288 pages
‘A non-stop adventure, full of spellbinding, sorcerers and selkies. Cat Gray’s storytelling proves that magic really does exist.’ Helena Duggan, author of A Place Called Perfect’Spellstoppers is a charming page-turner and I lapped up every moment of this magical tale.’ Clare Povey, author of The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bon Livre
Welcome to Yowling – a secretive seaside village where magic is just one step away…
Max has spent years thinking he is cursed, because whenever he touches anything electrical it explodes. But then he is sent to Yowling and discovers he is a Spellstopper, someone with the rare ability to drain dangerous build-ups of magic and fix misbehaving enchanted items.
When Max’s Grandad is kidnapped by the cruel Keeper of the malfunctioning magical castle that floats in the bay, only Max’s gift can save him. Together with his new friend Kit, Max throws himself into an adventure filled with villainous owls, psychic ice cream and man-eating goldfish. But can he really pull off the biggest spellstop ever?
The perfect summer-holiday magical adventure for fans of Diana Wynne Jones, Catherine Doyle and Thomas Taylor.