The grand house of the famous alchemist Mr Fountain is a world away from the dark orphanage Rose has left behind. The house is positively overflowing with sparkling magic! Rose can feel it. And soon Rose realises that maybe she might be just a bit magical too… But when orphans start mysteriously disappearing, Rose’s magic is put to the test. Can she find the missing children before it’s too late? From the author of Catmagic, this spellbinding story of enchantment and self-discovery brims with colour and imagination!

“A skilfully spun, spell-binding mystery that will catch you up in a web of wonder.” Junior Education Plus

“Warm and sparkling and magical and fun.” Hilary McKay

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  • loved it

    OMG I know that I say that I love practically every book I read (if you’ve seen my other reviews) but is definitely my all time fav! It’s all about 10 year old orphan Rose who is suddenly whisked away to famous magician, Mr Fountain’s grand house to be a maid where she learns that there might just be magic in her too! But then children start to go missing! Can Rose find them? Is she strong enough? How powerful is she? Will she see what’s truly in Freddie (Mr Fountain’s Mysterious Apprentice) and Isabella’s (Mr Fountain’s Spoilt Daughter’s) hearts?

    Find out in Holly Webb’s gripping novel, Rose!

    I would recommend this book for 10+

    2 November 2015

  • loved it

    It’s super good so far! I love it! Can’t wait till the end! :)

    2 October 2013

  • loved it

    I adored this book, i couldn’t put it down! It is very well written

    3 February 2013

  • Rose is a fab book and it would be better for kids the age of 12+. (i’m now reading the next book of rose)(Rose and the lost princess) its worth a read

    19 May 2012

  • loved it

    I loved this book. It is set in the early 1900s, at first in an orphanage, then to an amazing, huge house. Rose, an orphan of around 11, it sent to the house to work as a servant! The book has lots of twists and turns, and I would reccomend it to girls aged 9 and over.

    9 July 2011

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    Holly Webb

    Holly is the best-selling author of lots of brilliant books including the Molly’s Magic, Animalmagic and Rose series.

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