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Mister Mishkins’ Apothecary is the first book in the Magical Mister Mishkins Series, written by Samantha Mattocks.

“Everyone should read this book!” Adi Pal, age 8

“It was honestly one of the best children’s stories I’ve ever read, so heart warming and it made me think I wish I had it when I was little.”

“The idea of the Apothecary is great for the age group, dealing with genuine worries/fears that children of those ages have, and there’s plenty of scope to explore deeper themes if needed/if you wanted to continue the story further. It does remind me a little of ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, which I used to absolutely adore, with different worlds and different solutions to problems based on these. I’m sure the children would be excited when meeting the various cats, and would find themselves feeling more at ease with things they maybe find scary themselves!”


Mister Mishkins is a magical cat, who runs an Apothecary on Mosaic Street – a place that mysteriously appears in town overnight and is only visible to those in need. Whenever anyone enters the Apothecary, Mister Mishkins listens as they share their troubles and fears, before turning to the rows of wooden drawers where, hidden within, is an eclectic mix of cats. These cats take whoever needs them on a journey of transformation, replacing negative emotions with hope, optimism, and a small sprinkling of magic.

This book will be released on 3 October 2023 in two formats: a limited edition hardback, hand signed and numbered by both Samantha and Mister Mishkins, with just 100 copies available; and a standard paperback.
You can pre-order through the links below. Please contact with any queries.
Please note – this is not the final cover of Mister Mishkins’ Apothecary. All will be revealed closer to the launch date!
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