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Sherman, Delia,
Somerville : Candlewick, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 5.4
ISBN: 0763688053

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Twelve-year-old N3ick Reynaud, escaping his abusive uncle and cousin, runs away from home one snowy Maine night and ends up at the dor of Evil Wizard Books, presided over by the curmudgeonly Evil Wizard Zachariah Smallbone. While kept captive as the wizardís apprentice and boy-of-all-work, Nick explores the bookshop, teaching himself magic with the help of a series of very snarky textbooks. Soon Nick is embroiled in the Evil Wizardís feud with the French werewolf Fidelou and his pack of motorcycle-riding followers, who aim to take over the (surprisingly strange) little town of Smallbone Cove that the wizard has ruled for centuries. A delightful, inventive, and out-of-the-ordinary fantasy. (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Action and adventure fiction.
                        Boys -- Fiction.
                        Fantasy fiction.
                        Good and evil -- Fiction.
                        Wizards -- Fiction.

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