Everyday Magic

The Adventures of Alfie Blackstack

Jess Kidd

Everyday Magic by Jess Kidd (Paperback ISBN 9781838850203) book cover

Available as Paperback, eBook

1 April 2021

Magical, mischievous and mysterious, Everyday Magic is an enchanting mix of The Witches, Nevermoor and Lemony Snicket

‘Had me giggling all the way through … I loved it!’ Jasbinder Bilan
‘Action-packed and bursting with fun’ Sinéad O’Hart

Welcome to Little Snoddington, where nothing is normal and every day is magic …

Nine-year-old Alfie Blackstack’s parents have met a very unfortunate end. Now he’s living in the SUPER CREEPY Switherbroom Hall with his mad-haired Aunt Gertie and warty Aunt Zita. The thing is, Alfie’s aunts aren’t just weird – they’re WITCHES!

When the circus arrives in town Alfie makes his first ever friend, the FEARLESS Calypso Fagan. But when Calypso’s little sister Nova disappears, they must face the TERRIFYING Head Witch in a race to find Nova and stop the next Witch War.


“This charming crazy story had me giggling all the way through – a magical story about the power of true friendship – I loved it!”
Jasbinder Bilan, Author Of Asha & The Spirit Bird

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“Featuring daring circus tricks, mischievous little sisters, the mysterious Switherbroom Hall, and so much enchantment that the pages practically crackle with it, Everyday Magic is action-packed and bursting with fun”
SinÉad O’hart, Author Of The Star-spun Web

“Everything you’d expect from Jess Kidd, with an especially naughty twinkle in its eye! I loved it”
Emma Carroll, Author Of The Somerset Tsunami

“Hilarious … Kidd balances immersive storytelling in scenes chock-full of absurd detail and incident, with authoritative narrative asides that puncture the suspense with comedy. Everyday Magic is an absolute treat of a book that will appeal to children who love magic, funny books or both”
irish Times


Jess Kidd

Jess Kidd wanted to be a writer before she could even write. She comes from a big noisy (and nosy) family where storytelling was a favourite pastime. Jess was quite shy when she was little so she learnt to write down the stories she imagined. Then she gave them to her friends and relatives to enjoy.

Jess has received praise for her books and always aims to give her readers an ‘experience.’ She is currently writing her fourth novel, teaching at her local college and working on TV and film projects. Oh, and playing tug-of-war over socks with Wilkie the dog.