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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10n/a6.358512
THE FAMILIARS are the magical animal companions to a wizard or witch. When three young wizards-in-training get kidnapped by the evil queen of the land, it is up to their familiars to go a dangerous journey to rescue them. You'll meet Aldwyn, an orphan alley cat pretending to have telekinesis; Skylar, a know-it-all blue jay who can cast illusions; and Gilbert, a hapless tree frog with the ability to see visions of the future in pools of water. See what happens when these three animal assistants -- typically relegated to the background or found sitting quietly on their wizard's shoulders -- go on a heroic adventure of their own!
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on September 7, 2010 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061961086
ISBN-13: 9780061961083
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  • natcat12
    natcat12Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:15 am55 stars
    I loved this book! It is about an ally cat named Aldwyn who is nonmagical, a frog named Gilbert that sees the future in bodies of water, and a blue jay named Skylar who knows almost everything. When their loyals get kidnaped by an evil queen the familiars most save them in three days or they will die. Find out what happens to the loyal and if the familiars make it in time.
    • snowflakekitten
      snowflakekittenTuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:19 pm
      It is a great book so far because it is about fanasty and other genere
      • animal666
        animal666Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm55 stars
        It's awesome it's full of magic and animals trying to save the world yet destroy it . Each animal has a diffrent power that will protect the world from dying
        • jessellaThursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm
          I love reading
          • CuteBunniesTuesday, December 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm
            Very good book. There are not many books like this intended for this age group. The first chapter really helped us understand Aldwyn. The quest they go on is not very violent but it is still interesting. The part where Aldwyn discovers that there are real black and white telekinetic cats was good because it made us wonder whether this was just a coincidence or Aldwyn had accidentally revealed his past and had proved that his lie was true.
            • ZuzaMonday, December 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm
              This book is amazing! Gilbert the tree frog is absolutely hilarious, especially when he's talking with Skylar the blue jay. It's an exciting adventure about magical animals who are only starting to build up their magical bonds with their human friends when an evil queen(or is it) whisks the humans away! The second and third books are even better, since there is a wonderfully hilarious howler monkey involved(Banshee).
              • aratte
                aratteWednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:14 am55 stars
                Just started reading it.
                • keefur1617
                  keefur1617Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:01 am
                  i wouldnt mind reading this
                  • leecifur
                    leecifurSunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:04 am55 stars
                    Yes you should read it. :) Before I read it I thought that it would be horrible but it's actually really great!
                    • ajg16
                      ajg16Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm
                      Im running out of books!!!! Should I read this