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The Familiars
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Familiars volume 1.
Published:
HarperCollins 2010
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.3 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
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For fans of Warriors and The Magic Thief comes a magical adventure story about a street cat who's mistaken for a wizard's familiar.

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 in training, 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 the evil queen, Aldwyn will have to use all of his street smarts, a few good friends, and a nose for adventure to save the day!

And don't miss the exciting sequel to this Indie Next List pick, The Familiars: Secrets of the Crown.

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Street Date:
09/07/2010
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061996870
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MG
Level 6.3, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
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Adam Jay Epstein. (2010). The Familiars. Unabridged HarperCollins.

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Adam Jay Epstein. 2010. The Familiars. HarperCollins.

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Adam Jay Epstein, The Familiars. HarperCollins, 2010.

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Adam Jay Epstein. The Familiars. Unabridged HarperCollins, 2010.

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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 the evil queen, Aldwyn will have to use all of his street smarts, a few good friends, and a nose for adventure to save the day!

And don't miss the exciting sequel to this Indie Next List pick, The Familiars: Secrets of the Crown.

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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 the evil queen, Aldwyn will have to use all of his street smarts, a few good friends, and a nose for adventure to save the day!

And don't miss the exciting sequel to this Indie Next List pick, The Familiars: Secrets of the Crown.

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