The lives of Titus, Pandora and Damp, the three Strega-Borgia kids whose adventures fill PURE DEAD MAGIC and the subsequent books in Debi Gliori’s PURE DEAD series would make any kid want to move to a monster-filled castle in Scotland. Who wouldn’t want a dragon in the cellar or a literate, highly-intelligent rat for a pet? Especially if it comes along with a nanny who is not only a witch but also makes amazing cakes. The children’s adventures take place in a world that combines old world magic with modern technology in a unique and fun way. This is a great book for elementary-age kids.