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The Book of the Secrets of Merlin

authors: Dugald A. Steer; Master Merlin
illustrator: Various

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For any apprentice determined to learn the arcane arts of wizardry, could there be a better teacher than . . . Merlin himself? Originally discovered in 1588, this remarkable text by history's most respected wizard is revealed to the world for the very first time. Lavishly illustrated by four delicate artists, Wizardology's intricate design even conceals a series of hidden symbols that spell out a secret message when their code is deciphered if the reader is clever enough to find them.

Among Wizardology's special features are:

a glittering crystal ball-like jewel on the front cover
a world map showing locations of wizards around the globe
tactile samples of a "fairy flag" with one wish remaining and a phoenix feather to aid in flying charms
booklets explaining the proper use of spells, familiars, and potions
a removable dragon pendant allowing the user to dowse for mythical beasts
a pack of eight removable fortune-tellling cards
a 48-page mini book of divination on the final spread

Aspiring wizards can tune in to the age-old wisdom of Merlin with this dazzling compendium of all things magical, unveiling novelty elements throughout.
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0763628956 /  9780763628956
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Novelty Gift / Novelty Book
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Historical; Fantasy & Magic; Legends, Myths, Fables;
author’s comments:
Until recently, Dugald A. Steer worked as an author and editor at Templar Publishing. He is the writer behind Candlewick's widely acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, Dragonology, The Dragonology Handbook, and Egyptology, as well as the forthcoming Egyptology Handbook. Dugald has now given up his editorial job to concentrate on writing full-time, especially more books with "ology" in the title. Dugald Steer lives near London and has far less free time than he imagined he would.
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