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Midnight Hour


Emily longs to be ordinary, but when her parents disappear, she stumbles into the secret, spooky world of the Midnight Hour. There’s only one way she can rescue her parents: she must find the courage to embrace her magic …

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The first spellbinding adventure in Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder’s magical Midnight Hour series!

‘A fantastic magical adventure featuring a cast of Ghibli-esque characters, a feisty heroine and a hedgehog. I loved it.’ M.G. LEONARD, author of BEETLE BOY

‘Fans of Nevermoor will love this’ THE BOOKSELLER 

‘I haven’t enjoyed this kind of caper so much since Harry Potter‘ NEW STATESMAN

‘Pure delight’ THE GUARDIAN 

Emily’s parents have vanished into the secret world of the Midnight Hour – a Victorian London frozen in time – home to magic and monsters.

Emily must find them in the city of the Night Folk, armed only with a packed lunch, a stowaway hedgehog and her infamously big mouth.

With bloodthirsty creatures on her tail, Emily has to discover the truth to rescue her parents. What family secret connects her to the Midnight Hour? And can she save both worlds before she runs out of sandwiches?

  • The critically-acclaimed first book in the much-loved Midnight Hour series
  • A hilarious, spooky adventure full of genuine scares and belly laughs!
  • Coraline meets A Wrinkle in Time: all the makings of a modern classic
  • Continue the adventure with books 2 and 3, The Midnight Howl and The Midnight Hunt

Additional information

Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 20.4 × 14.2 × 2 cm










Paperback original


823.92 (edition:23)


Ages 5-12 / Code: B