Search Results: "Angie Sage"


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IN MY HOME by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"In the Touch-and-Slide Puzzlers series, this is a fun, durable book. (Board book. 1-4)"
In My Home ($6.99; Jan. 1997; 6 pp.; 0-8037-2140-4): Parents and daycare providers will rejoice at this book of three picture- puzzles whose pieces are a permanent part of page. Read full book review >

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STARCHASER by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A delightful ending to a Magykal ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alice TodHunter Moon, apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, sets off in search of an ancient object that she hopes will reverse the terrible UnRaveling that threatens to destroy the castle and with it all Magyk. Read full book review >

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SANDRIDER by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fully satisfying—some might say ExtraOrdinary—sequel. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alice TodHunter Moon, Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, will need both her Magykal and PathFinding abilities to retrieve a lost Orm Egg from the evil sorcerer Oraton-Marr before it hatches.Read full book review >

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"Esparza-Harris's approach is a bit heavy-handed at times, but readers will appreciate Sage's foibles nonetheless. (YA)"
A capable if limited story of pre-teen self-discovery. Read full book review >

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SKELETON ISLAND by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Come for the ghost. Stay for the pirates. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A class of school kids on a field trip gets an infusion of piratical machinations in this latest book in a series, following Gargoyle Hall (2015). Read full book review >

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FYRE by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"A disorganized but amiable farewell—with hints of a spinoff series in the works. (map, finely detailed character studies at chapter heads) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
To wrap up her deservedly popular series, Sage calls back nearly all of the first six volumes' cast members, living and dead, for a fresh flurry of Magykal feats and threats from the Darke.Read full book review >

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PHYSIK by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2007

"Readers unfamiliar with the two previous episodes will flounder—but stay entertained nonetheless, thanks to the speedy pace of events and, boosted by expressive vignettes at many chapter heads, strong-minded characters. (map, appendices) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Showing no signs of reaching a climax, this Potter-esque series ambles past its 1,500th page with another escapade that casts apprentice Magyk-worker Septimus and apprentice princess Jenna into various dangers in a setting well-stocked with ghosts, near-ghosts, secret passages, magical creatures, comical stock characters and dark doings. Read full book review >

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MAGYK by Angie Sage
Kirkus Star
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick-reading, stand-alone, deliciously spellbinding series opener. (Web site) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Heads up, Harry, there's a new young wizard on his way up. Read full book review >

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DARKE by Angie Sage
Kirkus Star
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"A memorable, edge-of-the-seat escapade that will enthrall confirmed fans and newbies alike. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The penultimate episode in this well-crafted series pits apprentice wizard Septimus and allies against a relentless tide of Things bent on overwhelming the Magyk that protects the town of Castle and establishing a penumbral Darke Domaine. Read full book review >

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PATHFINDER by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An exciting reunion with a favorite series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
With the help of ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, 12-year-old Alice TodHunter "Tod" Moon must learn to navigate the Ancient Ways of the PathFinder in order to find her missing father and save her people. Read full book review >

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QUESTE by Angie Sage
Kirkus Star
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sail on, Septimus. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Still showing no signs of strain, the saga of wizard-in-training Septimus Heap cruises through its fourth episode—and 2,200th page—thanks to generous wads of breezy charm, gusts of spectacular Magyk and a buoyant plot combining drama and comedy in just the right proportions. Read full book review >

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FAT ANGIE by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Creative prose and sharp interactions, marred only by some stereotyping; a fresh read nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Entrancingly eccentric prose, a protagonist "jam-packed with awkward" and a military sister missing in action coalesce into a memorable romance that's rockier than might be expected—and more realistic. Read full book review >