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A magic mirror enables Sebastian to travel from his Victorian world of winter snow and Mrs Parkin to a magic world of Melissa, Mantari, and wicked Enchanter and many other exciting people.

This wonderful audiobook follows in the great tradition of the E. Nesbit magic books. Since its first publication in 1969 it has proved its appeal to children of every age.

Long out of print until republished by Fidra Books in the UK and Purple House Press in the USA, it received praise from respected children's authors.

The sequel to this book is called The House Called Hadlows.

©2012 Victoria Clayton Limited (P)2020 Victoria Clayton Limited

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A Truly Delightful Story!

Gah! Why have I not read this book before?! How has it evaded me! But it must've been meant for me to listen to the audiobook of this one, because it's honestly the perfect book to have narrated to you. It is truly the perfect book to snuggle up under some blankets with a hot cocoa (or a PSL given the season) and a chill in the air as you listen to this delightful audiobook. I know that probably sounds cheesy but it's just one of those books that gives you nostalgia for childhood and demands that level of comfort.

So I know I'm new to audiobooks, but this one has been the best one yet! It was equal parts the delightfully vivid story and the perfect narrator. And I might be just a sucker for a British accent, but I just found it so soothing and almost whimsical to listen to. Which fit perfectly into the magic of this story. The fact that this book is geared towards a younger audience also makes listening to it make that much more sense. This is a story that you could easily find yourself reading aloud to kids and getting the chance to have it read aloud to you as an adult makes it even more exciting.

The one thing I love about this book was how lush and whimsical the writing is. This is a classic children's book and I've always been particularly fond of them, so I just knew that this would be a new addition to my favorites pile. It's one of those books you can pick up time and time again and thoroughly enjoy it all over again.

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  • 06-16-20

My favourite childhood book! Beautifully done.

I stumbled upon this book back in the 80s when I was a little girl and it had such profound effect on me. The story and the episodes stayed with me and listening to this EXCELLENT audiobook has taken me back to being a child again. It is exceptional. Such heart in both the writing and the narration. I couldn't be happier to have found it again.

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  • 03-31-21

An Old Favourite

I've loved this book for years and it was fun to revisit it as an audio book. The narrator does a great job and I went looking for other books she'd narrated. For those who haven't read it, this is a Victorian-age fantasy, but written much later. A lonely boy and a girl in an enchanted castle solve a mystery. It has some lovely set pieces.