There’s magic in the air, or more precisely in the water, at Hill House estate and George is about to have a very problematic magical encounter.
On a large estate in the English countryside live two families. George and his groundskeeper dad, Gabe, live in a small cottage and their good friends Lady Jane, her daughter Koko and Midnight, a huge, loveable dog, reside in Hill House.
After George witnesses Lady Jane’s new husband, Clive, perform an impossible magic trick, he is sure that the fountain holds the secret. But whilst trying to prove to Koko that real magic does exist George accidentally casts a body-swap spell that switches his body with Midnight's.
Becoming a dog is an exciting experience until George uncovers Clive’s terrible plan that puts the Midnight and his family in danger. Needing to switch back again and with time running out until the fountain’s magic disappears, can George, Koko and Midnight come up with a plan or will George be living a dog’s life forever…
If you’ve ever wondered what the world is like for a dog then wonder no more as Ben Miller has all of the answers and a whole lot more in his latest heart-warming read. How I Became a Dog called Midnight is an exciting tale of a magical mishap starring a boy, a dog, a fountain and a magician up to no good. Wondrous things happen in Miller’s books and this one is perfectly pitched for those readers who believe that the impossible is possible and who like their animal stories with a difference.
What starts out out as a rather funny situation rapidly turns into a thrilling mystery and a race against time to stop a mischievous magician from bringing his get-rich-quick plan to fruition. George, with his newly acquired dog-senses and a nose more than capable of sniffing out the truth, Koko and Midnight face a few surprises and twists along the way but remain strong in the face of adversity; anything is paw-sible when you have a good friend by your side.
With huge thanks to Simon & Schuster for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.
Recommended for 7+.