Friday, 3 January 2014

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

“It began as a completely normal Saturday morning.”

I can’t tell you the next line because this is the second book and it would spoil the ending of the first book to tell you. You can read The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix without reading The Whiz Pop Chocolate Shop, but you will have to catch up a bit.

The story starts when the SMU come to arrest Demerara the talking cat. SMU stands for the Secret Ministry of the Unexplained. Lily, Ozz and Cadon are magic and they have to help the SMU sort out what the evil characters are doing. At the very beginning they are nearly kidnapped by the baddies but Cadon and his Nan help them work out what they are going to do. The rest of the book takes us through time to the Fire of London and the Plague Year.

The best thing about the book is the story itself because it is exciting and lively. Probably even better than the Whiz Pop Chocolate Shop. I would like to ask Kate Saunders when the Belfry Witches books will be back in print.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix (2013) by Kate Saunders, published by Scholastic. A great book for ages 6 to 11. Even if you don’t like chocolate, it’s a great adventure.

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