Australian Council on Children and the Media

The House of Magic

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What’s it about?

On a stormy night, Thunder the cat finds shelter in the home of an old magician named Lawrence. Thunder the cat discovers that the house is filled with strange animals and toys. But, some of the animals and toys do not like Thunder and they try to kick him out of the house.

When Lawrence gets sick and has to go to hospital, his nephew tries to sell the house. Because Thunder wants to thank the magician for letting him stay, Thunder asks all the other animals and toys to help him save Lawrence’s house by scaring away people who try to buy it.

What to look out for

There are some scenes which might be scary for younger kids such as:

  • The magician’s nephew tries to kill Thunder with a gun
  • Some of the other humans and animals try to chase and hurt Thunder

Moral of the Story

The message of the story is that sometimes it is better to work together.

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