The Traveler’s Telescope – (Book 2 of the Ruby series)
“I hardly think that’s a laughing matter,” snapped Mrs Pinkus, bustling past the telescope to the attic door. “You haven’t heard the end of this. There are laws against abducting people, you know. And as for this – this – magical paraphernalia,” she said, shaking a finger at the telescope. “It shouldn’t be allowed. Not in this neighborhood. Not near my house.” She stared coldly at Granny. “I won’t have witches living next door to me.”
Granny smiled. “I’m not a witch, Mrs Pinkus; I’m a genie.”
Granny McQuirky uses one of her most prized magical objects – the traveler’s telescope – to travel to Hidden Valley. While she is away, Ruby’s house-proud mother gives it a polish and knocks the settings out. When Ruby and her friends try to put it right, they accidentally zap Mrs Pinkus and her poodle into another world. They follow in an attempt to bring them back. Unfortunately, they bring back more than they bargained for and Granny McQuirky is blamed for a crime she didn’t commit. Ruby and her friends must find the real criminal before Granny is sentenced to life in a bottle, but at every turn, a mysterious enemy threatens Ruby’s life.