Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Pilfer Academy by Lauren Magaziner

Pilfer Academy

Best Seller
Pilfer Academy by Lauren Magaziner
Feb 16, 2016 | ISBN 9780698189416

Available from:

  • Feb 16, 2016 | ISBN 9780698189416 | Middle Grade (8-12)

    Available from:

Product Details


Praise for Pilfer Academy:

“Magaziner creates another weird and silly world that mirrors Hogwarts without the magic…A fun fantasy romp.”—Kirkus Reviews

Humorous and engaging. This is an ideal choice for readers who wish boarding school books had a little more mischief.”—Booklist
School-story buffs with a taste for absurd, off-kilter humor will find this a welcome addition to the mix.”—BCCB

Praise for The Only Thing Worse Than Witches

“Combines Roald Dahl’s Witches and Louis Sachar’s Wayside School….readers will banish themselves from the ordinary world to finish this book in a flash.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A rollicking tale…first-time novelist Lauren Magaziner fashions a rich and compelling alternative reality.”—The Chicago Tribune

“Magaziner’s debut has echoes of Dahl’s Matilda… a fun, frothy story that will, well, charm its readers.”—Publishers Weekly

“Mrs. Frabbleknacker is as awful as her name, with antics reminiscent of scenes from Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories from Wayside School gone wrong.”—School Library Journal

“Ideal for middle-grade readers who love Roald Dahl’s Matilda (1988) and enjoy humor with their fantasy, this debut novel is madcap and fantastical. It’s the perfect thing for kids not quite ready for Diane Duane or Madeleine L’Engle.”—Booklist

“The kids’ slowly forming friendship has real grace and authenticity…Eva Ibbotson fans will appreciate the quirky humor.”—BCCB

“This hilarious, light-hearted debut would be a great read-aloud for middle grade classrooms.”—Library Media Connection

Be the first to know!
More from Lauren Magaziner and book picks sent right to your inbox
More from Lauren Magaziner and book picks sent right to your inbox
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top