HEPL staff review of Children's Book of Magic by Anne Hildyard. "Magic has always been about mystery. That mystery used to come in the form of spells, rituals, witches, and wizards, but today it’s used to bring us joy and wonder."
Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold? Stout Sam and his deckhand, Pip, find a pig washed up in a barrel on the beach. They want to keep her as a pet, but they soon realize Julie is no ordinary pig. She can sniff out treasure! What happens if Barracuda Bill, the greediest and meanest pirate who ever sailed the seas, hears about Julie’s special talent?
FIC HAL - When Princess Magnolia has to sneak out of her own birthday party over and over to change into her alter ego, the Princess in Black, to fight monsters, how will she keep her friends from guessing her secret? And, will she ever get to open her presents?