illustrated by Colin Paine

The Conjuror’s Cookbook series by Jonathan Emmett has irresistible ingredients: a witty, punchy style; an inventive granny; a recipe book with a mind of its own: and a chain of enchanting culinary adventures. In my favourite tale, ‘Fairy Cake‘, Granny’s magic mix produces Dewlally, a fairy of misrule with an impressive range in cocky one-liners. As a bonus, each story ends with a simple recipe.”

“Jake’s Granny has a magical cookbook and a selection of amazing ingredients, so when they cook together anything can, and does, happen..
For newly-independent readers, these books are liberally illustrated with suitably comic pictures, and the stories are told with vitality and good humour.” 

Goblin Stew

When Jake and Granny receive a strange cookbook, they don’t think twice about trying one of the recipes. After all, Granny is an expert cook. But this is no ordinary cookbook, and “Goblin Stew” is no ordinary recipe. They soon find themselves with a pot-full of surprises and some very unruly guests.

Serpent Soup

Jake and Granny are eager to try another recipe from “The Conjuror’s Cookbook” – and what could be simpler than soup? But things get out of control. And it’s not long before the two cooks find themselves well and truly out of their depth.

Ghostly Goulash

Jake and Granny have a big problem – the horrible Clobber and Snatchett are determined to knock down Granny’s cottage! Jake thinks that cooking another magical recipe from “The Conjuror’s Cookbook” will help raise their spirits. It does – but they’re not the sort of spirits that Jake had in mind.

Fairy Cake

It’s Jake’s birthday – so Granny decides to cook him something extra special from “The Conjuror’s Cookbook”. But the recipe doesn’t quite turn out as they’d hoped, and they soon realise that they’ve stirred up more trouble than they can cope with.