None of the Year Three pupils at St. Barty’s Primary are thrilled to find themselves back at school on a rainy Monday morning, after the Christmas holidays … that is until they see their new teacher Mr. Majeika whizz by the window on a magic carpet! Pandora, Melanie, the twins Thomas and Pete, and class-clown Hamish Bigmore soon discover that they are in for the most exciting school term ever. I first discovered these books myself in the school library, off the back of an ITV adaptation of the series starring Stanley Baxter. I was instantly hooked. Still as magical as ever, you’ll find this is a great one to read with children just as their own reading skills are starting to emerge.