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Vande Velde, Vivian.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.4
ISBN 0152045597

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Ah, summer vacation.  School's out and the days are warm.  The wizard is looking forward to spending his days relaxing and working in his garden.  After all, the life of a head master at a school for young wizards is far from relaxing.  Just when he thought his summer vacation had begun, along comes one person after another in need of his skills.  Can he rescue the princess from the dragon?  Get rid of the magic spell that made another princess blow up like a balloon?  Or the other requests that come his way?  Will he ever have time to work in his garden?  Read this funny book about the Wizard at Work to find out.

Booktalk #2

All the wizard wants is a quiet vacation.  Why does unexpected company always show up?  Rescue a princess, save the village; get rid of that ghost!  What's a wizard to do?   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee, 2004-05)

SUBJECTS:     Wizards -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Princesses -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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