A magic spell whisks Philip away to a far-off island, where he meets the beavers, Mr Edgar and Baby B. All the other animals have been imprisoned by the wicked witch Oyin in the dungeons of Beaver Towers, and tomorrow night she will put them to death and take over the island.
Only magic can save them now, but Mr Edgar's vital spell book is locked away in Beaver Towers. Philip sets out at dead of night on a perilous mission - into the witch's stronghold...The first book in the magical 'Beaver Towers' series, from acclaimed author Nigel Hinton.
Read by Nigel Lambert.
©1997 Nigel Hinton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
My five year old daughter loved this. We listened to it together the first time to make sure that she wasn't scared and now she is bugging me to put it on her personal mp3 player so that she can listen in the car. I remember having the same audio book on cassette tape when I was a child! Swing away forever, Baby B.
I am a primary school teacher and have been for nearly 20 years. This story is a firm favourite with children with a good balance between moments of peril and moments of humour. I have been looking to get this as an audiobook for quite a long time, so was delighted to find it (and the sequel 'The Witch's Revenge) on audible. It tells the tale of Phillip, a young boy carried off to a far away island by a magical kite to help the animal inhabitants fight against Oyin, the evil witch.
The characters are memorable and the story is a real 'page turner'. Nigel Lambert's narration is good and this retelling is well worth a listen. This little known story is a real classic and is a great introduction to the 'fantasy' genre for younger children.
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