Author(s): Holly Webb
The grand residence of the famous alchemist, Mr Fountain, is a world away from the dark orphanage Rose has left behind. For the house is positively overflowing with sparkling magic - she can feel it. And it's not long before Rose realises that maybe, just maybe, she has a little bit of magic in her, too...If you love Araminta Spook, Harry Potter and Lemony Snickett, you'll love the ROSE books!
The first book in an exciting, get-lost-in-the-world series about orphans, alchemy, magical powers and sinister child-catchers... Perfect for the girl reader who loves brilliant, absorbing books to collect and treasure.
'A skilfully spun, spell-binding mystery that will catch you up in a web of wonder.' -- Junior Education Plus 20091201 Warm and sparkling and magical and fun. -- Hilary McKay 20100314
Holly Webb is the best-selling author of LOST IN THE SNOW and LOST IN THE STORM. She lives in Reading with her husband and three small children.