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A thrilling magical adventure about the tricky nature of wishes! Discovering a magic book with its own talking bookworm, four children find themselves swept into a world of trickery and trouble. Will they ever really get their wishes? And will they get home again?


Genie Us by Steve Cole, Linda Chapman

When Milly, Michael, Jason and Jess move to a town in the middle of nowhere, the last thing they expect to find is a magic book - with its own talking bookworm called Skribble! The grumpy worm promises that "The Genie Handbook" can make them into genies in six easy steps.

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The authors have their fingers on the pulse of what children find appealing. This tightly plotted adventure should find favour with girls and boys alike -- Nikki Gamble * The Bookseller * A thrilling magical adventure -- Julia Eccleshare * * The first joint title from these authors and hopefully not the last, a book that I would highly recommend to all young readers * * This is a fun children's novel with magic and mayhem, a strong family story and good characters * Leicester Mercury * Well written and imaginative, the story moves along to a satisfying ending and can't fail to please -- Jane Hall * Carousel *

About the Author

Steve Cole, Linda Chapman

Born in 1971, Steve Cole spent a happy childhood in rural Bedfordshire being loud and aspiring to amuse. He liked books, and so went to the University of East Anglia to read more of them. Later on he started writing them too, with titles ranging from pre-school poetry to Young Adult thrillers (with more TV and film tie-ins than he cares to admit to along the way). He is the author of the popular Astrosaurs and Cows in Action series.

Linda Chapman was born in 1969. Before before becoming a full-time writer in 1999, she had many jobs including being a teacher, stage manager, book-seller, university researcher and dog trainer. She has written over seventy books for children including the My Secret Unicorn, Stardust and Not Quite a Mermaid series. Linda lives in a village in Leicestershire with her family and two Bernese Mountain dogs. When she is not writing she spends her time looking afer her two young daughters, reading, putting on plays and horse riding.

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Publication date

6th March 2008


Steve Cole, Linda Chapman

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Random House Children's Books


352 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years


9+ readers

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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