From what I remember, the protagonist is pretty young, maybe 13 or 14 years old. She discovers a mythical creature on a walk outside; I think it was a griffin, but I'm not entirely sure. It's tied to her discovering she has magic powers. She has to hide the creature from the rest of her non magical family. She has a little brother.

Pretty sure it would be set in the early 90s, I remember a description of the girl talking on a corded telephone. YA fantasy.

  • You have a decent description here but could you take a look at this guide to see if there is anything else you can edit in? For example, what was this a novel, novella, short story, TV show, movie etc.?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 16:37
  • Is magic a known element in the world or is it a more mundane world like our own?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 17:14
  • Further question- is this a book? If so, was it in English? Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 20:41
  • Yes, it was a book, and written in English. I would say the world was just like our own, and magic was not a normal part of it.
    – Emily
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 16:23

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I found the book! I can't believe it. It's called My Aunt, the Monster by Mary Stanton. The front cover has a picture of the girl on a corded phone with her little brother next to her, and a griffin in the foreground. So at least the details I gave weren't too far off the mark. So relieved I can lay this to rest!

My Aunt, the Monster front cover


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