The Magician’s Daughter by Justyn Walker is a delightful children’s story about two misfit children, Georgie and Thomas, who fall through a puddle into another world. In this other world they are given a task to complete which requires courage and a sense of adventure. There is also a degree of mystery as you are never quite sure who is a friend and who is an enemy.

The story is told with a sense of fun which makes it a very enjoyable read. There is enough similarity with the real world to make it easy to relate to and enough difference to make it intriguing.

Through the completing of the task, Georgie and Thomas also learn a lot about themselves and their place in the world. In this there is a covert Christian message about our value as people.

Overall a fun read for primary school children.