Sparky is a lively puppy who lives in an animal rescue centre.
He dreams of having an owner and one night he is accidentally whisked away on a broomstick and taken to Mrs Mothwick’s magic academy.
His classmates include black kittens, bats and owlets, all training to become the familiar of a young witch. They all seem to match their witches perfectly, but Sparky is too playful and he isn’t magical.
Mrs Mothwick wants rid, but what can Sparky do to convince her to keep him on?
Sparky At Magic School by Ruby Nash, £5.99, www.randomhouse.co.uk