The Evil Wizard Smallbone

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The Evil Wizard Smallbone
Written by Delia Sherman
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763688053
ISBN-13: 9780763688059
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The Evil Wizard Smallbone

author: Delia Sherman

When twelve-year-old Nick runs away from his uncle’s in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles onto a very opinionated bookstore. He also meets its guardian, the self-proclaimed Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice and won’t let him leave, but won’t teach him magic, either. It’s a good thing the bookstore takes Nick’s magical education in hand, because Smallbone’s nemesis—the Evil Wizard Fidelou—and his pack of shape-shifting bikers are howling at the borders. Smallbone might call himself evil, but compared to Fidelou, he’s practically a puppy. And he can’t handle Fidelou alone. Wildly funny and cozily heartfelt, Delia Sherman’s latest is an eccentric fantasy adventure featuring dueling wizards, enchanted animals, and one stray boy with a surprising knack for magic.

In a hilarious tale reminiscent of T. H. White, a lost boy finds himself an unlikely apprentice to the very old, vaguely evil, mostly just grumpy Wizard Smallbone.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763688053 /  9780763688059
on sale date:
09/2016
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
416 / 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Lifestyles; Fantasy & Magic;
author’s comments:
Delia Sherman is the author of numerous books and short stories for adults and children, including The Freedom Maze and “The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor” in Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories. She also enjoys teaching writing workshops. Delia Sherman lives in New York City with her wife.
 
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