The Familiars

The Familiars

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When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow "familiars," a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other wizards.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061961083
0061961086
Characteristics: 360 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow "familiars," a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other w... Read More »


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Jungle_Fury
May 13, 2020

Aldwyn used to be an alley cat, now he's a familiar with telekinetic powers!

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violet_fox_1110
Jan 02, 2020

It has long chapters and it is a good book.

EverythingTouches Jul 05, 2018

Fast paced, adventurous, cute animals, with a little magic. I say: what is there not to like for a 3rd-4th grader who likes fantasy?

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iInanis
Mar 10, 2018

Pure Awesomeness, Magical and Wild, Never seen anything like it! Twist-ending and a great page turner!

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JadenQ
Jul 31, 2016

this is a good book i liked it based it was based on a cat
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This book is awesome.I like that this is a book about an animals point of view for once.I also liked that the animals could also do magic.I also like cats so I like Aldwyn the main character.

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sarahwbergmann
Jan 01, 2016

An outstanding book! It keeps you busy for a week or two, and you still will be dying to finish it and get the next book! when I finished it during my trip back from Ashville, I couldn't wait to get the next book!

-David, age 8.

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sparrowflight002
Jun 13, 2014

Really great book! Just the right amount of fantasy and action. I highly recommend it.

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julie2212
Apr 28, 2014

best book ever. i love the series. i have read all of them i did a report on the author of the book :-) bestest book EVER!

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emmadragons
Oct 26, 2013

really good

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joycemas
Jul 22, 2014

When Aldwyn, a young alley cat on the run, ducks into a mysterious pet shop, he doesn’t expect his life to change. But that’s exactly what happens when Jack, a young wizard, picks Aldwyn to be his magical familiar.

Finally off the tough streets, Aldwyn thinks he’s got it made. He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert—that he’s the telekinetic cat he claims to be. But when Jack and two other wizards in training are captured by a terrible evil, it will take all of Aldwyn’s street smarts, a few good friends, and a nose for adventure to save the day!

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quinnandmama
Nov 21, 2013

When young alley cat Aldwyn gets chased into a pet shop by a mysterious exterminator named Grimslade, he finds himself picked as the "familiar" of a wizard in-training, named Jack. Then, when the queen of the land turns evil, Jack and two other wizards disappear. Aldwyn, along with the know it-all female blue jay named Skylar, and the ever-hungry male tree frog Gilbert, trek across spooky forests, cursed mountaintops, and down stairs where seven-headed dragons serve as watchdogs, they find the captured wizards. But they all soon find out that another familiar is the source of evil...

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'Us how' asked Aldwyn in disbelief.'We're just a bunch of familiars' added Gilbert.Even Skylar had a look of uncertainty on her face.'I see the worry on your faces but fear not Heroism appears in many forms said Kalstaff.Not always man or women but also fur feather and tongue'.

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