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Book of Wizards, the (2004) [Anthology]
by L. Frank Baum Cyril Birch Frances Carpenter Diane Duane Elizabeth Jamison Hodges Andrew Lang Ursula K. Le Guin C. S. Lewis Tom McGowen Patricia A. McKillip Edith Nesbit William Shakespeare Evelyn Sharp Robert Louis Stevenson Megan Whalen Turner Patricia C. Wrede Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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You're off to see the wizards -- lots of them, in Oz and beyond -- in this dazzling and delightful collection drawn from classics of the whimsical and fantastical. Feeling Tempest-tossed? Pay a visit to Shakespeare's Prospero on his enchanted isle. Want to discover the secret powers of a creature you thought was mythical? Meet the Phoenix, a wise old bird who hatches from its flaming egg and wryly warns four astonished children: "Be careful; I am not cool yet." From Russian folklore comes the unpredictable witch Baba Yaga and the hapless young sorcerer who seeks her help -- and gets a comic comeuppance. Aladdin rubs his proverbial lamp, King Solomon's lost ring proves more powerful than bargained for, and young Nita Callahan of Hempstead, New York, answers Yes! to the question: So you want to be a wizard? Whether springing to life from the prodigious pen of C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) or the imagination of newcomers like Megan Whalen Turner, the magicians' daughters and sons, apprentices and wannabes, that populate The Book of Wizards will tickle and thrill, charm and transport. The Book of Wizards offers spells aplenty for every taste.
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Edited by Jennifer Schwamm Willis

- The Bones of the Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by Andrew Lang
- The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd by Patricia C. Wrede
- from The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit
- Baba Yaga and the Sorcerer's Son by Particia A. McKillip
- from The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
- from The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum
- The Magic Muntr by Elizabeth Jamison Hodges
- from The Tempest by William Shakespeare
- Instead of Three Wishes by Megan Whalen Turner
- from The Magician's Apprentice by Tom McGowen
- Magicians of the Way by Cyril Birch
- from So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
- The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath by Patricia A. McKillip
- from The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit
- The Spell of the Magician's Daughter by Evelyn Sharp
- The Dragon of the North by Andrew Lang
- The Little Black Book of Magic by Frances Carpenter
- The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson

Original title: The Book of Wizards: Stories of Enchantment from Near and Far
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasyWitches & Wizards

The following works are contained within this one:
     Bottle Imp, the (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd, the (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Patricia C. Wrede
     Bones of the Earth, the (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Edition #1: Book of Wizards, the

Book of Wizards, the (2004)
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Language: English

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Book of Wizards, the (2004)

ISBN: 1560255889

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