By Kirk Scroggs (Author)

Series PetWizards


Pub Date 8/6/2024

ISBN 9781454950486

Format Hardcover, Jacketed


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Perfect for animal lovers and fans of Lumberjanes, here is a hilarious graphic novel about a boy named Finch with the not-so-secret ability to control animals, and his mission to save the school musical and win the heart of his crush.
Finch Eaglehawk may seem like an average oddball with a taste for the dramatic and glam-rock musical numbers, but he has a secret. Finch is a PetWizard, with the ability to control the animal kingdom—well, the “et cetera” category of the animal kingdom. Though he loves his naked mole rats, bearded dragons, and boa constrictors, Finch yearns for more. With the help of his best friend, Aberdeen, a mysterious new kid named Erica, and an ancient PetMaster manual, Finch tries to learn how to own his powers and use them to help those in need, protect the vulnerable, and, most important, impress his crush, Ken Chu, the star of the upcoming school musical.
“Funny and fabulous!!”—Dav Pilkey, author and illustrator of the Dog Man series
“I’ve never wanted anything more than to be a PetWizard, and the number of times I snort-laughed while reading this book makes me think I might have a future as a pig-controlling one.”—Colleen AF Venable, author of the Katie the Catsitter series

"Bizarre yet relatable characters, off-putting yet cute critters, and familiar messages about identity, fitting in, and being oneself ferried via uplifting storytelling make for a goofy adventure."—Publishers Weekly

"With a valuable lesson that internet fame isn't all it's cracked up to be, this will be a hit for kids who like silly comics and illustrated novels."—Booklist

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Kirk Scroggs is the author and illustrator of The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid and We Found a Monster. He has been publishing illustrated middle-grade novels for over fifteen years. Kirk lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Steve, and an ungrateful cat. He invites you to visit him online at

Title Details

Pages 160 pages, all in color

Trim 6 x 8.5 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG excl Australia & NZ

Category Comics & Graphic Novels

Age Range 8 to 12