Picklewitch & Jack and the Sea Wizard’s Secret by Claire Barker & Teemu Juhani


Look who’s back!!

Picklewitch and Jack… one of my absolute favourite duos in children’s literature from Claire Barker, illustrated by Teemu Juhani. Don’t worry if you haven’t read books 1 and 2 yet, it’s perfectly ok for you to dive in here – then go back to the others after.

Professor Bright announces a field trip to the seaside – with Jack’s absolute need to follow the rules, and Picklewitch’s desire to find I-Screams, you just know this will not be your average school trip.

The school head to the Dorset coast, an absolute dream for fossil enthusiast Jack. Little does he know that he’ll be discovering much more than fossils. Much more!

Throw in a Sea Wizard, a very suspicious Dr Sharptooth – and you’ve got a lovely, twisty adventure, with an unexpected discovery and a very satisfying ending!

I love the distinctiveness of each book in this series, each one heading off on a fresh adventure. I also love how, with each one, we learn a little bit more about Jack and Picklewitch – and that each of them learns a bit more about themselves.

A fabulous series to dive into – warm, funny and an absolute joy!


Claire Barker
Teemu Juhani
Faber & Faber

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