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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
38 Book Reviews
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  • 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
                    • starwarsnerd201
                      starwarsnerd201Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm44 stars
                      The Familiars is a great book about magic, animals, and friendship. Aldwin is a normal cat, until the butcher hires a bounty hunter to catch him. He ends up in a Familiars shop and gets picked by a new wizard named Jack. At Jack's home, he meets a bluejay and a frog, also familiars, who share many adventures together. But when their Loyals get kidnapped, the three friends must go on a periolus journey to rescue their human companions. With many bumps on the way, the story comes to a terrific conclusion and a great ending. I highly reccomend this book, and you should definently read this book.