The Wizard in My Shed

Simon Farnaby

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Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He's the world's greatest Warlock (don't call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and determined to wreak vengeance on his nemesis.

Rose is a totally ordinary girl, on a mission to mend her broken family.

Bubbles is Rose's guinea pig. He just poos a lot.

When Rose bumps into Merdyn and discovers what he is, she quickly realises that he could be just what she needs. Rose agrees to help Merdyn navigate the confusing ways of the modern world (things like: the lidded bowl in the bathroom is NOT a sink, it's a TOILET, so definitely DON'T wash your face in it) if Merdyn gives her a spell to fix her family in return.

Now they just need to hide him in the shed without Rose's mum noticing, track down Merdyn's magic staff and find a way to send Merdyn back through time to the Dark Ages. What could possibly go wrong...?

From the writer of the Paddington 2 movie and writer and star of Horrible Histories, this hilariously silly, heartfelt adventure with a historical twist is perfect for fans of David Walliams and David Baddiel.

Wild Things Review
by Freya Thornton

Meet Merdyn the Wild, he’s from the dark ages. Yes… those dark ages. Having caused havoc and mischief in his own time period, he is banished by another powerful wizard (who may or may not be his greatest enemy) to the 21st Century!

Meet Rose, she’s just tyring not to die of boredom in her little English town with her pet guinea pig, Bubbles. When she stumbles across Merdyn in the Woods, he promises he can make all her dreams come true if she will help in get back to the dark ages!

The treehouse house book club and I read this for one of our meetings and we loved it! It’s funny, fast paced and suspenseful. It deals with heaps of topics like overcoming bullying, family issues, being brave and thinking on your feet. The kids and I had a great time discussing Bubbles the guinea pig’s pooping habits and the importance of staying true to who you are. It’s a great read for 8+ and one I would highly recommend to any avid reader. – Freya. 

ISBN: 9781444954388
Publication Date: 27-Oct-2020
Publisher: Hachette Children\'s Group