Wizard at Work by Vivian Vande Velde


The wizard is on summer holiday from running his wizard boarding school, but no one is willing to let him relax. He keeps getting called on rescue missions that begin like traditional fairy tales, but end with an unexpected twist. He goes to rescue a princess who refuses to be rescued from her dragon. One town has a problem with teenage unicorns getting drunk on fermented fruit. In the midst of all these adventures, all the wizard wants to do is save his summer garden from rabbits.

Wizard at Work is full of entertaining and funny stories for all young children, with extra subtle humor to please their parents. This is a good read-aloud with younger children, but also a great book for middle readers. There is something to appeal to all ages and genders.

Recommended for ages 5-10.

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