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Galibrath's Will BOOK ONE (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop 1) [Kindle Edition]

Billy Bob Buttons
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Book Description

FINALIST IN THE RUBERY BOOK AWARDS 2011.

RUNNER-UP IN THIS YEAR'S PRESTIGIOUS UK PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE.

"The Wishing Shelf is not just a magic bookshop, and it is not just the doorway to hundreds of magical lands; it is, most importantly, the prison to the most powerful and dangerous book ever penned."
Galibrath Falafel, Wizard


'Down some steps, below a crumbling bridge, sits a scruffy old bookshop.'

Let the struggle begin.

The day Felicity Brady discovers The Wishing Shelf, a magic bookshop in the small town of Twice Brewed, is the day her life is altered forever.

A helpful clock and a mulish door allow her to travel to different lands where she plays Vipers and Stepladders, pilots flying carpets and visits creepy Cauldron City. There's a krakor thunder serpent, waltzing books, even a copy of 'Be Warty, Be Proud' sitting on the cistern in the loo.

Armed with an inquisitive mind and the magical skills of a wet doyley, Felicity must face monster dorfmorons, woolly glumsnappers and powerful wizards. But lurking in the shadows, watching her, is the most evil monster of them all, the terrible shubablybub.

And she keeps reminding everybody, 'In school, they only teach us netball.'

Life is very complicated for Felicity Brady.


‘A teeth-chattering, finger-chewing ride. Brilliant!’
Charley, 11

‘Charming! Made me wish I was young so I could find a magic bookshop of my own.’
Kids Bookshelf

‘A fantastic adventure.’
Teen.com

‘This is a spell-binding adventure that kept my eyes open long after my mum shouted, “Lights out!’
Kieran, 11

‘Spellbinding!’
Kicks4kidz

‘Mind blowing! The Wishing Shelf is full of mystery and mayhem.’
Hannah, 10

‘Felicity Brady is fantastic.’
Book Browse

‘Night demons, trolls and dorfmorons. A fantastic story and really funny too. I loved it.’
Harry, 10

‘The storytelling skills of J K Rowling
and the wit of Roald Dahl.’
Bookbuzz


Product Details

  • File Size: 487 KB
  • Print Length: 390 pages
  • Publisher: The Wishing Shelf Press (February 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N62H4O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,290 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written June 7, 2013
By Iqueno
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Both my eleven year old and I enjoyed this book. It is well written and age appropriate for pre-teens. Older readers can enjoy it as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, Mystical and Delightful! April 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Join Felicity Brady on her enthralling adventure, beginning in a dusty bookstore run by a wizard whose customers are anything but garden variety! Hired to work in the shop alongside a good-natured imp with a fondness for unusual teas, Felicity is caught in the middle of a long-standing feud between her new boss, Galibrath, and his greedy brother, Tantalus.

Penned in fanciful prose, the author has created an enchanting world filled with hideous puffdolts, clever spindlysloths, devious goblins and friendly gargoyles. His whimsical storytelling held my attention and didn't let go for a moment.

So curl up with a cup of hedgehog bristle tea, and take a wild ride with Felicity on a flying carpet through the exciting land of Eternus, where anything can happen. You won't regret it!
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I found this book quite enchanting. Its opening chapter could possibly lead you to believe that this is just another "kid finds an old magic book and learns to be a wizard" type of tale, but you would be very wrong. Felicity's story is quite different. Galibrath's Will is a tale full of suspense and adventure as young Felicity finds herself caught up in serious sibling rivalry over the possession of Articulus - an extremely powerful and dangerous book. A book that calls slyly to Felicity, trying to convince her to set it free. Trapped by her desire to protect kind brother Galibrath's shop - The Wishing Shelf - from wicked brother Tantalus, Felicity battles giants, evil goblins, lumbering dorfmorons and dopey puffdolts. Aided by an elderly magic carpet (yes - they ARE real!) she travels to Eternus to find Kitta, charm maker and one-time sweetheart of Galibrath. Yet Tantalus has taken and hidden Galibrath's Will - so how can Felicity prove that The Wishing Shelf should not belong to Tantalus? When Tantalus holds an auction to sell Articulus, it becomes clear the book has ideas of its own as to who should own it, despite what is written in Galibrath's Will. Felicity knows she must track the book down before someone releases its evil potential.
With fast-flowing prose and wonderful humour, Galibrath's Will is one of those rare gems - a children's book that connects perfectly with adults and children alike. I can heartily recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging tale, a good read April 5, 2013
Format:Paperback
Young Felicity Brady, hired to clean a dusty bookstore owned by the wizard Galibrath, is about to embark on the adventure of her life. Talking books; an imp who serves very strange teas; a clock that alters the time of day; a "never-ending junk room" that refills itself; flying carpets; and a goblin who wears designer clothes all seem perfectly believable as this imaginative tale unfolds.

"Galibrath's Will" is an enchanting and creative story, skillfully written. The characters and action scenes engaged my imagination from the start, and pulled me to read "just one more chapter" long past bedtime.

The text in this book is on a par with beloved stories such as Aesop's Fables, Grimm's Fairy Tales, and Robinson Crusoe. As I was reading, I longed to see the beautiful page design and and pen-and-ink illustrations that made these classics so memorable. I reluctantly deducted one star for amateur formatting, overuse of clip art, and deficient proofreading, but overall I enjoyed the book very much and would highly recommend it for children of all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Imaginative March 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This beautifully presented story sweeps readers away on a magic carpet ride of magical adventures. Wonderfully imaginative; a hocus pocus of wizards, imps, puffdolts and dorfmorons. The Wishing Shelf is so much more than a bookshop of talking books - it's a gateway to other lands. Children will readily identify with the heroine, Felicity Brady, as she's a normal girl except she's thrust into extraordinary circumstances (some funny, others scary). Brimming with funny and quirky details this story is a delight to read. Wendy Scott, Adult Fantasy author of The Windflowers Trilogy and the Witch-Hunt Series Lodestone (Witch-Hunt)
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More About the Author

WINNER OF THE 2014 UK PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE

Billy Bob Buttons is a young talented author. On top of being a secondary school English teacher, he is also a pilot.
Born in the Viking city of York, he and his wife, Therese, a true Swedish girl from the IKEA county of Småland, now live in Stockholm and London. Their twin girls, Rebecca and Beatrix, and little boy, Albert, inspire Billy Bob every day to pick up a pen and work on his books.
When not writing, he enjoys tennis and playing 'MONSTER!' with his three children.
He is the author of the much loved, The Gullfoss Legends, Rubery Award finalist, Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop, UK People Book Prize runner-up, TOR Assassin Hunter and TOR Wolf Rising.
I Think I Murdered Miss' is his ninth children's novel and recently won The UK People's Book Prize.



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