The Familiars

Book 1 of 4 in the Familiars Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10n/a6.358512
THE FAMILIARS are the magical animal companions to a wizard or witch. When three young wizards-in-training get kidnapped by the evil queen of the land, it is up to their familiars to go a dangerous journey to rescue them. You'll meet Aldwyn, an orphan alley cat pretending to have telekinesis; Skylar, a know-it-all blue jay who can cast illusions; and Gilbert, a hapless tree frog with the ability to see visions of the future in pools of water. See what happens when these three animal assistants -- typically relegated to the background or found sitting quietly on their wizard's shoulders -- go on a heroic adventure of their own!
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on September 7, 2010 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061961086
ISBN-13: 9780061961083
40 Book Reviews
  • cake201320
    cake2013205 months55 stars
    this i think was a very good book because the characters have a lot of detail and the adventures are very exciting!
    • natcat15
      natcat15over 3 years55 stars
      I loved this book! It is about an ally cat named Aldwyn who is nonmagical, a frog named Gilbert that sees the future in bodies of water, and a blue jay named Skylar who knows almost everything. When their loyals get kidnaped by an evil queen the familiars most save them in three days or they will die. Find out what happens to the loyal and if the familiars make it in time.
      • snowflakekitten
        snowflakekittenover 4 years
        It is a great book so far because it is about fanasty and other genere
        • animal666
          animal666about 5 years55 stars
          It's awesome it's full of magic and animals trying to save the world yet destroy it . Each animal has a diffrent power that will protect the world from dying
          • jessellaalmost 6 years
            I love reading
            • CuteBunniesabout 6 years
              Very good book. There are not many books like this intended for this age group. The first chapter really helped us understand Aldwyn. The quest they go on is not very violent but it is still interesting. The part where Aldwyn discovers that there are real black and white telekinetic cats was good because it made us wonder whether this was just a coincidence or Aldwyn had accidentally revealed his past and had proved that his lie was true.
              • Zuzaabout 6 years
                This book is amazing! Gilbert the tree frog is absolutely hilarious, especially when he's talking with Skylar the blue jay. It's an exciting adventure about magical animals who are only starting to build up their magical bonds with their human friends when an evil queen(or is it) whisks the humans away! The second and third books are even better, since there is a wonderfully hilarious howler monkey involved(Banshee).
                • aratte
                  aratteover 6 years55 stars
                  Just started reading it.
                  • keefur1617
                    keefur1617over 6 years
                    i wouldnt mind reading this
                    • leecifur
                      leecifurover 6 years55 stars
                      Yes you should read it. :) Before I read it I thought that it would be horrible but it's actually really great!