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Toby’s family is no ordinary family. They are magical, talented, and special. 




His father is a surgeon. His older sister is a lawyer. But his dad is also a renowned wizard, as is his uncle, and his sister can influence people. His mum was special too, but she had to leave… 


Toby isn’t any of those things. The only special thing he can do is pretty useless. Toby can talk with cats.  Ten years have passed and Toby still wishes he had more magic than cat magic, and that his mum would come home.  When Toby and his sister rescue a family of abandoned cats on the side of the road and Toby spots a mysterious silver bangle in the gutter, everything changes.   


Mia is Toby’s best friend. She’s not magical either – she doesn’t even know magic exists! But when she watches Toby get on the wrong bus to school and a ferocious bus driver screams away with Toby on board, Mia’s world is about to change too. 


Does the kidnapping have something to do with Toby's mum? How can Mia rescue him ... and what about the new cat that wants to help save Toby? Magic is about to become much more a part of everyday life.  


How to Survive Your Magical Family is an exciting adventure filled with mystery, cats, friendship, and of course, magic!

About The Author

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Clare Rhoden is a writer, blogger and book reviewer from Melbourne Australia. She writes historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and is a scholar of WWI literature.  There are many animal characters in her work, who seem to know much more than the humans...

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