Wizard s Hall

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504021524
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An inept wizard-in-training is the only one who can save his classmates from the terrible sorcery that threatens to devour their magical school Acclaimed master fantasist Jane Yolen imagines an academic world of wonders where paintings speak, walls move, monsters are made real, and absolutely anything can happen—as she introduces readers to a hero as hapless as the legendary Merlin is powerful. It was Henry’s dear ma who decided to send him off to Wizard’s Hall to study sorcery, despite the boy’s apparent lack of magical talent. He has barely stepped through the gates of the magnificent school when he is dubbed Thornmallow (“prickly on the outside, squishy within”). Still, regardless of his penchant for turning even the simplest spell into a disaster, Thornmallow’s teachers remain kind and patient, and he soon has a cadre of loyal, loving friends. But there is something that no one is telling the boy: As the 113th student to enroll in the wondrous academy, Thornmallow has an awesome and frightening duty to fulfill—and failure will mean the destruction of Wizard’s Hall and everyone within its walls.

Wizard s Hall

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152020853
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.

Wizard s Hall

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439565333
Release Date: 2008-10-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.

Cowboy Boy

Author: James Proimos
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0439416817
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ricky Smootz is very afraid of everything, especially Keanu Dungston, the bully who terrorizes their middle school, but with advice from his grandmother Ricky transforms himself into Cowboy Boy and stands up to Keanu and his henchmen.

Kaytek the Wizard

Author: Janusz Korczak
Publisher: Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0983868506
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Kaytek is surprised to learn that he can perform magic and change reality, but when his magic results in chaos, he roams the world searching for a higher purpose for his abilities.

The Wizard s War Key Hunters 4

Author: Eric Luper
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545822657
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A MAGICAL KINGDOM AT WAR! The quest is clear. To save the kingdom, Cleo and Evan must battle clever elves, horrible trolls, and the mighty Golden Dragon. Magic will help them win the war--and find the right key. But it will take more than swords and spells to survive this epic fantasy!

Wizards

Author: Jack Dann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101208748
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, and many more join ?this magical brew [that] will enchant young adult readers and their elders as well.? (Publishers Weekly) In Wizards, today?s master fantasists turn their hands to tales of these magical beings, living in both ancient and modern times, as well as in fantasy realms that never were. Featuring stories by New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer and Garth Nix as well as tales from Kage Baker, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Orson Scott Card, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, Patricia A. McKillip, Mary Rosenblum, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, and Jane Yolen.

Bloomability

Author: Sharon Creech
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972447
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers . . . That the kidnappers are actually Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no difference to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie--she just doesn't want to go. Dinnie's accustomed to change, with her family constantly moving for "opportunity"--but when her aunt and uncle whisk her far away to an international school in Switzerland, she's not sure she's ready to face this "opportunity" alone. All at once she finds herself in a foreign country, surrounded by kids from different cultures speaking all sorts of languages and sharing various beliefs. Home and her first life seem so far away. But new friendships and the awesome beauty of Switzerland begin to unlock thoughts and dreams within her. Her joys and struggles make up a rich tapestry of experiences she can find nowhere else. Switzerland begins to be more than a temporary home--it becomes a part of Dinnnie herself, the self she never knew she could be. Switzerland is the picturesque backdrop of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's new novel about a young girl discovering the beauty of nature, her place in the world, the value of friendship--and that life is full of wonderful "bloomabilites."

Shakespeare s Secret

Author: Elise Broach
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312371322
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Dragon of the Lost Sea

Author: Laurence Yep
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780064402279
Release Date: 1988-06-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The outlawed princess of the Dragon Clan and her young human companion undergo fearsome trials in their quest for an evil enchantress. ‘Dramatic tension stays high. Weaves Chinese legend into an exciting tapestry of myth and folklore.’ —BL. Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA) 100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC)

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Author: Alan Garner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007539062
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The much-loved classic, finally in ebook. First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.

Wizardology

Author: Dugald Steer
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763628956
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Merlin the wizard challenges readers to become wizards like himself by deciphering clues hidden in his guide to wizardry.

Children s Literature Review

Author: Jennifer Baise
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 078764577X
Release Date: 2001-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

The Wizard of Ads

Author: Roy H. Williams
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781932226089
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

With the knowledge of a seasoned business consultant and the warmth and wit of a natural storyteller, the Wizard will help you to: • multiply the effectiveness of your advertising • understand the tug-of-war between intellect and emotion • plant a mental trigger in the mind of your customer • create totally new concepts from combinations of old ones • see the opportunities around you • avoid the danger of overchoice • escape the need to advertise ‘Sale! Sale! Sale!’ • find the genius that hides within you • receive the best others have to give • focus your advertising, your business, and your life Along the way, the Wizard will: • share the power of encouragement • talk to you about your Ruby Red Slippers • make you understand how lucky you are • show you how to avoid the mistakes that others have already made • convince you of the need to rest

Speaking of the Fantastic II

Author: Darrell Schweitzer
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9780809510726
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism

Another selection of fascinating, informal conversations with the creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy, presented exactly as originally published.Here are authentic voices from 1983 through 2002: Peter S. Beagle, Octavia Butler, Philip Jose Farmer, Charles L. Harness, Michael Kandel, R.A. Lafferty, Jack McDevitt Tim Powers, Charles Sheffield, Susan Shwartz, Michael Swanwick, Evangeline Walton, Gene Wolfe, Jane Yolen, and George Zebrowski."