Ruby Rosemount and the Travellers Telescope, by Jodie Brownlee

Ever since Ruby discovered she is half genie. She has been desperately trying to improve her magic skills. Granny is helping by sending her magic lessons on the mail wind, but these don’t seem to be helping. Ruby hasn’t mastered any of the magic skills a good genie knows. Then when her mother forbids her from using magic in the house, it seems she is destined not to ever get good at magic.

But Ruby finds it hard to follow her mother’s instructions, and when her next door neighbour Mrs Pinkus disappears through Granny’s travellers telescope, Ruby knows she has to use magic to get Mrs Pinkus back. This is only the start of her adventures, involving flying camels, a genie oasis and an enemy who’ll do anything to stop her.

Ruby Rosemount and the Travellers Telescope is an action filled fantasy for upper primary aged children. A sequel to Ruby Rosemount and the Magic Carpet this title can be read as a stand-alone, with enough back story to place the action for the new reader, while those who have read the first will enjoy seeing what is happening to their favourite characters.

This is a fun fantasy read.

Ruby Rosemount and the Travellers Telescope, by Jodie Brownlee
Omnibus, 2006