The Book of Wizards

By Hague, Michael

Publishers Summary:
Are you cunning enough to outwit an evil witch who wants to boil you alive? Are you brave enough to embark on a quest to defeat the dragon that terrorizes kingdoms far and wide? Can you spot a ruse when you see one, withstand the enchantments of a sorceress, and win the hand of the fair princess? In this magical anthology, master of children's fantasy Michael Hague brings us tales that transcend time and place, from Shakespeare to Homer, Arthurian legend to tribal folklore. The nine tales will cast their spell over all who open these pages, and Hague's richly imagined paintings will enchant even the most stalwart young rogue, valiant knight, or steely lass.

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ISBN
978-0-68814-005-2
Publisher
HarperCollins


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Gr 3-8 In this story collection, Hague loosely defines "wizard" as anyone with magical powers: sorcerer, shaman, or witch. The selections range from well-known tales like "Baba Yaga" to the lesser-known story of the early life of Taliessen and the Icelandic folktale of the Black School, clearly a Hogwarts precursor. He even takes on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the story of Circe and Odysseus. Hague favors orn...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Nine tales of wizards, witches, and magic are retold here, with Baba Yaga, Merlin, and Circe making appearances. The writing c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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