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In an imaginary world full of magic and wizards, the Heap family awaits the arrival of the seventh son. He will be the seventh child of the seventh son and hence will be an especially gifted wizard. However, the baby dies after being born. The family, instead, receives the charge of looking after a newborn girl abandoned in the middle of a forest… This is the first of a saga about magic for children, as it is an easy read and has a good pace.  The novel naturally compares the happiness of the Heap family, despite the poverty in which they live, with the sadness of a solitary life, sometimes necessary for some wizards with special responsibilities.

Author: Javier Barbés, Spain
Update on: Jul 2020