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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
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  • 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.
    • curiec
      curiecThursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:56 am44 stars
      Jack, Marianne and Dalton were captured by Loranella, the evil queen of Vastia. Aldwyn, Gilbert and Skylar shouldered a great responsibility of rescuing their loyals from danger, they set off on an adventure. On the way to the destination, the familiars faced troubles and overcame them which made their friendship closer and closer. When the familiars finally reached their goal, saving their loyals, unexpectedly, they found out that incredible secrets had been hidden deep between them......When there is only a few hour left to rescue their loyals, the familiars had been in an argument of dishonesty and irresponsibility. How can the familiars unite again in this darkest moment on the quest? Can Jack, Marianne and Dalton survive under Queen Loranella's evil hand? What incredible hidden message will the familiars find during the rest of the journey?
      • yy2134
        yy2134Friday, December 25, 2015 at 2:11 pm44 stars
        I've read this book before I really like it. I recommend to people who love magical adventures. It is a wonderful story filled with all sorts of animals. Magical animals to be exact.
        • basi344
          basi344Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 4:26 pm
          I kinda like the book. But I loved it at the same time! I can't stop thinking about it!!
          • basi344
            basi344Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3:53 pm
            Very good book!!!!
            • mckenzi3
              mckenzi3Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:35 am
              This book is awesome. The 3 animals are on their quest to find the master and their owners. They work together to get through obstacles. In the end they found the master and their owners.
              • nikukyu
                nikukyuMonday, February 9, 2015 at 2:34 pm22 stars
                Um, I wanted to like it but the truth is, that I dont. Not really.
                • edmodo-4dkz9gxvwq
                  edmodo-4dkz9gxvwqWednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:28 am
                  I read all three of these books in 3rd and 4th and they were really good. Full of fantasy and adventure! If you're interested in those genres, trust me you will love this book.
                  • yy2134
                    yy2134Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm44 stars
                    I've read this book before I really like it. I recommend to people who love magical adventures.
                    • ca23
                      ca23Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:27 am55 stars
                      almost finished