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Magic Awry

#2 Big Magic

Sarah Armstrong



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Hardie Grant Books
02 August 2023
Series: Big Magic
In this thrilling sequel to middle-grade fantasy adventure BIG MAGIC, a young magician will do whatever it takes to save magic – but at what cost?

Eleven-year-old Tulsi comes from a long line of women magicians, and loves doing Big Magic. Every night in her family’s circus show, she turns twigs into trees, flies like a bird, and even disappears into thin air. But one night, in the middle of a show, she loses her powers – with frightening results.

Tulsi’s powers soon come back, but she can’t risk losing them again – and her search for what went wrong soon takes her all the way into a parallel universe, where she discovers that magic everywhere is in danger. The natural world is falling out of balance, and a band of rogue magicians are stripping magic from women. They're led by a powerful magician who knows Tulsi very well … and who has a dark plan for her magic, too. 

Tulsi’s convinced she’s the only one who can stop the rogues, and save magic across the universes. But what if that means giving up her own power?

A compelling read full of twists and turns from beloved author Sarah Armstrong, MAGIC AWRY is perfect for readers aged 9+.

Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
ISBN:   9781760508449
ISBN 10:   1760508446
Series:   Big Magic
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sarah Armstrong was an award-winning journalist at the ABC before writing three novels for adults, including Salt Rain which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. She has since written two books for children – Big Magic and its sequel, Magic Awry. She lives with her partner, Alan, and their daughter, Amelia, in the NSW town of Mullumbimby, which features (if slightly disguised!) in all her novels.  

Reviews for Magic Awry (#2 Big Magic)

PRAISE FOR MAGIC AWRY 'Sometimes reading sweeps you away on an adventure and you just can’t stop. This book was my adventure, with all the ingredients of a perfect page-turner: friendship, magic, family and loyalty. I loved it.' – Nova Weetman, author of The Jammer PRAISE FOR BIG MAGIC ‘My heart was in my mouth as I followed Tulsi’s search for her mother. A wonderful adventure with the sort of magic I could really believe in.’   – Lian Tanner, author of The Keepers trilogy   ‘This book had me on page one. Like Harry Potter, it feels like there’s a treat in every paragraph. Kids will devour it and then read it again. [It's] an earthy, life-shaking tale of real magic and the responsibilities that come with power.’  –Tristan Bancks, author of Two Wolves   ‘If I didn’t believe in magic before reading this, I certainly do now. Sarah takes you through parallel universes, across continents and into magical circus tents so deftly, with pure heart.’ – Zanni Louise, author of the Humankind series   ‘A perfect mix of magic, mystery and suspense! I loved it!’ – Deborah Abela, author of the Grimsdon trilogy  

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