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Webb, Holly

In a world where magic is outlawed, Lily runs wild and neglected. Once rich and powerful magicians, now Lily's family hide away in their crumbling house, while her older sister, Georgie, is trained secretly in magic

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. General. Fiction 9+.
Published London: Orchard, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Holly Webb
ISBN: 1408313499, 1408316404, 9781408313497, 9781408316405
Intended audience: Key Stage 2. Juvenile.
Physical Description: 241 p. ; 20 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 220705

Author note

Holly Webb lives in Reading with her husband, three children, and three demanding cats. She started writing eleven years ago while working as a children's books editor. She now writes full-time, and is known for her wonderful writing filled with animals, magic and adventure. For Orchard she has written three series: Rose, Lily, and Magical Venice. Holly's website is:


An excellent story, with three-dimensional, interesting characters and colourful settings.
Bookbag||Very exciting adventure full of surprises and heart stopping moments.
Primary Times||Finely balanced characters and there are some clever magical moments.
Daily Mail||A wonderful new series. Action-packed... a real page-turner of a book.
Families||A great book for any girl with a love of magic and adventure, and a sense of fun.
The Guardian