Circle of Doom by Tim Kennemore

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A fantastically funny concoction

One day, Lizzie Sharp decides to concoct a potion to cast a spell on her family’s only neighbors, the unbearable, ancient Potwards. The very next day, Mrs. Potward breaks her hip and the couple disappear forever. It could be just a coincidence, but Lizzie is convinced of her own magical powers, and the temptation to involve both her younger brothers in her ambitious spellmaking plans is irresistible. As one potion leads to another, all three Sharp children become ridiculously entangled in a web of secrets, conspiracies, and misunderstandings.

Readers will love being part of the hilarious magic at work in Tim Kennemore’s spellbinding new novel.

About Tim Kennemore

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Tim Kennemore has written several childrens books, including Circle of Doom (FSG). She lives in England. Tim Archbold is the illustrator of Kingfisher's Who's There? and Hiccup Harry.
Published October 25, 2001 by Andersen Press Ltd. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Siblings Lizzie, Dan, and Max stir up a delectable potion of magic, cunning, and hilarity.

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Publishers Weekly

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Set in an English village, Kennemore's (Wall of Words) light-hearted but uneven caper introduces a trio of siblings who toy with the notion of having magical

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However, the narrative comes to seem like a set-up for the cold water ultimately thrown on Lizzie's hope for magic (bestowing the surname of Harry Potter's Muggle relatives on Max's nemesis, Nathan Dursley, may splash a little of that water on readers, too).

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The Sharp family lives in the country and, for the most part, the three children --- Lizzie, Dan and Max --- are very happy with their life and their home.

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