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Barron, T. A.
New York : Philomel Books, 1996
IL 5-8  RL 4.8
ISBN 0399230181

This addition to the fabulous trove of stories surrounding King Arthur focuses on the childhood of the famed character known to legend as Merlin. Follow (if you dare) his path around an island hovering between two separate worlds - each with its own set of rules.  Fans of Celtic folklore will find many familiar characters who try to prevent Merlin from accomplishing his goals.  Best yet is the knowledge that Merlin will lure you onward through four more volumes filled with sorcery (both good and evil), bravery and luck, for as Merlin grows, so do the challenges to his abilities.  (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)

SUBJECTS:      Merlin (Legendary character) -- Fiction
                        Wizards -- Fiction


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