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The Familiars

Epstein, Adam Jay (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Epstein, Adam Jay
Title: The familiars
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 360 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Ages 8-12.
Additional Contributors: Acedera, Kei
Chan, Peter - 1967-
Jacobson, Andrew
ISBN: 9781448799534
9780061961106
0061961086
9780061961083
Statement of Responsibility: Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson ; art by Peter Chan & Kei Acedera
Subject Headings: Adventure and adventurers Fiction. Wizards Fiction. Magic Fiction. Cats Fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction.
Topical Term: Adventure and adventurers
Wizards
Magic
Cats
LCCN: 2010013686
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Really great book! Just the right amount of fantasy and action. I highly recommend it.

Apr 28, 2014
  • julie2212 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Oct 26, 2013
  • emmadragons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

really good

Sep 05, 2013
  • epicgracexD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

read the 2nd book i'm getting the 1st and 3rd book! They seem good!

Jul 30, 2013
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It takes you through the wizarding world first-hand to a familiar. Three familiars throughout the book show true friendship, trust, and loyalty to their owners. This is a great page-turner and I really reccomend it!

Mar 01, 2013
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Aldwyn is a young alley cat who gets drawn into the world of wizards and magic when he dashes into a pet shop to evade a bounty hunter on his tale and is adopted by the young wizard Jack. Aldwyn, likes the new feelings of home and friendship he finds with Jack and the three other wizards and animal familiars at Stone Runlet; but, an evil attack sends the animal familiars on a dangerous quest to save their young charges.
Book Trailer: http://www.thefamiliars.com/trailer.php

Sep 14, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good first novel, interesting twist to have the animal familiars as the main characters instead of their magicians. Enjoyed the story, my prediction is there will be others in the series.

I cannot renew this book through online. Please check. Thanks.

Nov 07, 2011
  • DoctorWhoRox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I looooved it!!!!!!! I really like the concept.
It is really cool how animals have magic too.

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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!

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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