Search Results: "The Lazy Dragon and the Bumblespells Wizard"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAZY DRAGON AND THE BUMBLESPELLS WIZARD by Kath Boyd Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A charmer. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
This debut novel features a lazy dragon (called a "Dr'gon") and a fugitive wannabe wizard in a comic fantasy. Read full book review >

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MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"A collection of easy-to-follow recipes that demystifies gourmet cooking."
Recipes for the adventurous home cook looking to take their meal from ordinary to exquisite. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WIZARD OF EVESHAM by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 1999

"Perhaps this heroine would benefit from a long, very long vacation."
Agatha Raisin, the author's self-absorbed heroine, gets trouble from all sides this time out (Agatha Raisin and The Wellspring of Death, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAZY BOYS by Carl Shuker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Absent clear guidance, take these lessons: Stay clear of beer bongs. And of this book, too."
A novel that begins with epigrams from the Pixies, the Clash and Milton has good potential. Don't let it fool you. Read full book review >

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The Wizard and the Fairy Princess by H. F.  Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2014

"A quick fantasy read with a solid moral underpinning."
Galloway's debut fantasy novella unveils a secret world replete with goblins, a fairy princess, an evil witch, and a magical wizard. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD by Bill Martin Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Schaefer handles this potentially terrifying story with a light touch; suspense hangs in the air, but the characters are this side of scary. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The wizard is in his chamber, the cauldron is on the fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Dorman's debut makes an atmospheric opener for any magic-themed storytime. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lit with a greenish glow, elaborately detailed digital paintings give a properly eerie setting to this shortened version of a poem originally published in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep (1976). Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2004

"Mordant, thrilling, all tangled up in heavy knots of double-crossing and magic."
The grand conclusion to a fantasy two-parter about a knight with the soul of a teenaged boy. Read full book review >