By J C Clarke

Format: Paperback

(2 customer reviews)

Publication Date: Sept. 28, 2021


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Categories: Young Adult, Young Children

ISBN: 9781913913410


Trust, belief and a little magic… then maybe they could both fly free

Since Trevor’s mum died his dad can barely look at him without yelling. Home is awful, school is worse. People just let you down, and Trevor only talks to Mrs. Bingo-Wings, his mum’s cat.

But then he meets Midge, a peregrine falcon in danger, and finds out he has a gift that could change his life forever.

Trevor is thrown into the heart of a magical adventure that could promise freedom – for Midge and for himself – but can he overcome his doubts and fears, and take on the destiny he’s only just discovered?

“Jo Clarke brings her exceptional knowledge of falcons and her amazing imagination and writing skills to this clever and captivating story.”

– Sean Derek, Emmy-winning writer (The Smurfs, Batman, Pac-Man)

“Spellboda will make you soar with joy, like the falcons and eagles in the book. As a movie producer, sort of falconer and now, wanna be Spellboda, I loved it and can’t recommend it enough...”

– Larry Kasanoff, Film Producer (Mortal Kombat; Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers)

Previously a falconer, consultant and writer-presenter of CITV’s Wild World, J C Clarke is now loving the writer’s life and is also a script consultant and copywriter. She’s been involved in falconry and conservation industries for over twenty years and is passionate about protecting wildlife. An alumna of the Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children Course, she was shortlisted for Best Opening Chapter for Spellboda at the 2019 Jericho Writers Festival of Writing. She lives in Ashford, Kent with her family – and a large number of animals!


Rebecca Brattle (Guest Review) - 18 Oct, 2021

What a lovely story to lose yourself in. A great mix of adventure and magic following Trevor and his new feathered friends as they fight to save the day. J. C. Clarke has done a super job weaving together action with the underlying and heart-warming story about Trevor and his father. A real page-turner with a very satisfying resolution. You have to read this!

Carole Skinner (Guest Review) - 18 Oct, 2021

I really enjoyed Spellboda-actually couldn’t put it down once I’d been drawn into the world of Trevor and his new-found friends. A great story on so many levels.

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