There was something odd about her eyes. They looked different to normal but I couldn't figure out why. She appeared prettier somehow; her cheeks and lips pinker and her hair glossier. I waited for her to answer but instead she took out a pen and wrote something in the notebook. She held it up to show me. 'I'm not Alice,' it said.
Midge loves riddles, his cat, Tealeaf, and - most of all - stories. And that's no wonder, because he's grown up being read to by his older sister Alice, a brilliant writer.
When Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge turns to Alice's stories in search of a clue. But he soon discovers that Alice's secret book, The Museum of Unfinished Stories, is much more than just a story. In fact, he finds two of its characters wandering around town. With horrible villains jumping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their powers of deduction to work out how the story ends and untangle the mystery of Alice's disappearance, before time runs out for all of them . . .
A rich and twisting tale of magic, riddles and the power of imagination, from a classic author.
Michelle Harrison is the author of eight novels for children and young adults, and her work has been translated into 17 languages. Her first book, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. The Other Alice won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award. A Sprinkle of Sorcery is her eighth novel and a sequel to the best-selling A Pinch of Magic.
Prior to being a full-time writer, Michelle worked as a bookseller and then an editor at Oxford University Press. She lives in Essex and has a son, Jack, and three cats: Marmite, Sorsha and Widdershins.
An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace
– Daily Mail
Beautifully written…a true testament to the power of storytelling
– The Guardian
A real beauty - with characters who come to life & a girl full of stories. Enthralling.
– Imogen Russell Williams
I've hailed Michelle as the new Enid Blyton and I still stand by my words. She weaves fantasy with ease into a contemporary setting. This book is pure magic!
– Serendipity Reviews
The thrilling intensity of the plot will certainly give you the chills, even on a warm summer's day… a fantastic five star read for me; really engrossing and one of the best books that I've read so far from Michelle Harrison.
– Mr Ripley's Enchanted Reads
A fast-paced, tautly woven story stuffed full of imagination, magic and adventure… a punchy adventure that also delves into the power of imagination
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