Book 2 of the Ruby series —
“I hardly think that’s a laughing matter,” snapped Mrs Pinkus, bustling past the telescope to the attic door. “You haven’t heard the end of this. There are laws against abducting people, you know. And as for this – this – magical paraphernalia,” she said, shaking a finger at the telescope. “It shouldn’t be allowed. Not in this neighborhood. Not near my house.” She stared coldly at Granny. “I won’t have witches living next door to me.”
Granny smiled. “I’m not a witch, Mrs Pinkus. I’m a genie.”
Ruby and her friends Jaffa and Avalon accidentally zap cranky Mrs Pinkus and her poodle into another world. When they retrieve her they bring back more than they bargained for, unleashing a threat to the genie world. Granny McQuirky is accused of the resulting crimes. If Ruby and her friends don’t find the real criminal, Granny will be sentenced to life in a bottle.
“It is so exciting and dramatic! I read all day today and couldn’t stop until I finished.”
Ruby, age 10