By: Maree Fenton-Smith
Illustrated by: Lilly Piri
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9781922077738


Creatures of Magic, noun, the preferred name for modern witches.

Witches next door. Strange transformations in the night. Hooded figures on the street. And a new friend.

When Violet Brown and her magical family move in next door, Anna’s world becomes much more exciting - and dangerous. Violet needs her help to fight off the Inquisitors who want to destroy her family.

But can Violet be trusted?


Anna’s world is forever changed when the Brown family moves in next door.

Anna immediately befriends Violet, who seems to have a strange affinity with cats. But soon many other odd things happen and Anna learns of the Brown’s magic and transformation abilities.

Can Anna help her new friend against evil forces who want to harm the Brown family?

An exciting, pacy read for younger girls who like a bit of mystery and cat-associated witchery.

This book was included in our October 2013 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob