Sparky the puppy lives in an animal rescue centre, where he dreams of having an owner. One night, he is accidentally whisked away on a broomstick and taken to Mrs Mothwick’s Magic Academy!
Sparky’s classmates include black kittens, bats and owlets, all training to become the familiar of a young witch. They all seem to match their witches perfectly, but Sparky is too playful. And he isn’t magical. After a few disasters, Mrs Mothwick decides that puppies just aren’t suited for familiar duties.
Can Sparky persuade her to let him stay? And will he find an owner? With the help of Sox the kitten, Carl the trainee witch, and his own nose, he just might . . .