LONGBEARD THE WIZARD by Sid Fleischman

LONGBEARD THE WIZARD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There's this boy-king Sandor who's supposed to be poor, but he can pluck coins from the air when he's playing the Wizard; and he plays the Wizard to combat being unhappy, which he shouldn't be since he administers a happy kingdom. Sandor/Longbeard can only work that magic when it suits the story, since when this other king's henchmen capture him he's at a loss. Nevertheless he does enrich his subjects soon by putting one over on this queen who talks too much...And the next (and the last) thing you know he plucks crows from a hat, which hasn't any more to do with anything than anything else has (including the raunchy derivative pictures--bulbous, crayoned-in, Germanic). Even nonsense is better than no sense; this is a synthetic composite of both.
Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1970
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1970




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