"While it's mostly light, silly fun that goes down easily, literarily it doesn't hold a candle to either its inspiration or Edward Eager's midcentury hommages thereof. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this collaboration by two well-known British children's authors, dedicated to E. Nesbit and consciously hearkening back to Five Children and It, two teens and two tweens united in a newly blended family find a magic book that can teach them to become genies in a lamp.
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