Ninnyhammer by Dick King-Smith

Ninnyhammer

Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white stick floating in the stream. He reaches out and catches it – and finds an exciting new friend in the process.

Ninnyhammer is known in the village to be a bit simple, but Peter knows there’s more to him than that – he’s a magician! One day Peter finds a white stick in the pond and it turns out to be Ninnyhammer’s magic wand, so he returns it. The magician is so grateful that he starts to help Peter and his family make their farm a success.

Peter wants to do something for Ninnyhammer in return but will he be able to persuade his dad to help?