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The Magykal Papers (Septimus Heap Series)

The Magykal Papers (Septimus Heap Series)

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by Angie Sage

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Enter the world of Septimus Heap with this collection of previously unpublished papers.

This rich compendium includes:

  • The private journals of Septimus, Jenna, and Marcia Overstrand.

  • The best—and worst—places to eat as described in The Egg-on-Toast Restaurant Guide.

  • Sirius Weazal's Speedy Guides


Enter the world of Septimus Heap with this collection of previously unpublished papers.

This rich compendium includes:

  • The private journals of Septimus, Jenna, and Marcia Overstrand.

  • The best—and worst—places to eat as described in The Egg-on-Toast Restaurant Guide.

  • Sirius Weazal's Speedy Guides to the Palace, the Wizard Tower, and Wizard Way.

  • Excerpts from the Pigeon Post Biography series and the Heaps of History series.

  • Alther Mella's Guide to Being Dead: Ten Handy Rules for New Ghosts.

  • Beautiful maps, quirky flyers, funny letters, and much more!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
Fans of the Septimus Heap fantasy series will thoroughly enjoy this collection of papers from his world. Included are papers from the Castle, the Wizard Tower, the Palace, and around the Castle. Histories and bios of characters enable the reader to better understand the past and how it impacts the current characters. A travel brochure depicting a boat tour around the castle allows one to travel around popular spots such as the Ramblings or Sally Mullins' Tea and Ale House. Arthur Mella's "Guide to Being Dead: Ten Handy Rules for New Ghosts" is most enlightening. Journals of Jenna, Marcia Overstrand, and Stanley, the Message Rat, are humorous, informative, and entertaining. Readers may explore the shops of Wizard Way or choose a restaurant from the "The Egg on Toast Restaurant Guide." This collection of diverse papers is a wonderful companion to the novels of the series. Readers will find themselves referring again and again to The Magykal Papers as they read the adventures of Septimus Heap. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up—Fans of Sage's saga will rejoice in the little pieces of "magyk" collected here. Beautifully rendered in full color, these papers, pamphlets, and journal entries add extra life to the world of Septimus Heap. The material is separated geographically, forming sections on "The Castle," "The Wizard's Tower," and so on, which makes reading from cover to cover difficult. Instead, readers will want to peruse the "papers" while waiting for the next installment in the series. Amazingly detailed drawings add life to each character and place that Zug depicts. This book, however, is just for true fans of the series. There are no new stories, just extra details designed to delight those already invested in Septimus's journey. A must-have where the books are popular, but an additional purchase for all others.—Lisa Marie Williams, East Gwillimbury Public Library, Holland Landing, Ontario
Kirkus Reviews
Heads up, Harry, there's a new young wizard on his way up. Ten years after a complicated bit of baby-switching, young Jenna learns that she's not a member of the tumultuous Heap household (six boys, just imagine), but a hidden Princess. The revelation comes as she's being swept to safety, her life forfeit to a crew of thoroughly knavish baddies headed by Necromancer DomDaniel. Along the way, she and her protector, ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand pick up not only an assortment of fugitive Heaps, but an orphaned pipsqueak dubbed "Boy 412"-who gradually exhibits stunning powers of Magyk, as the local brand of spellcasting is dubbed. Tongue firmly in cheek, Sage creates a vividly realized world in which pens and rocks can display minds of their own, and a forest "still had a bad wolverine problem at night, and was infested with carnivorous trees." Ultimately, Jenna and Co. overcome all such obstacles, as well as their sly, dangerous, but bumbling adversaries, and Boy 412's (thoroughly telegraphed) true identity comes out. A quick-reading, stand-alone, deliciously spellbinding series opener. (Web site) (Fantasy. 10-13)

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Septimus Heap Series
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File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

ANGIE SAGE was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a 480-year-old painting of King Henry VIII on the wall. The seven books in her original Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series. Visit her online at www.septimusheapblog.com or follow @AngieSageAuthor on Twitter.

Mark Zug has illustrated many collectible card games, including Magic: The Gathering and Dune, as well as books and magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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Magykal Papers (Septimus Heap Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
mrsjdw More than 1 year ago
If you love the Magyk series this is a great book to have to add to your collection. It was entertaining to read while waiting for the next book in the series to come out. It's full of beautiful illustrations and contained more information and background on the characters that you won't necessarily see in the regular series. It's true to Angie Sage's style with humor infused throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series i'm so sad it's coming to an end. I recomend these books to all ages.
ElastiMom More than 1 year ago
The Magykal papers exploits the secret journals and classified papers of the Castle. It also included the Egg-On-Toast Restaurant Review and pamphlets written by the prestigious Silas Heap. Get to know the Heap clan like you never have before! Written with Angie Sage's classic humour and excellent word choice, the Magykal Papers is a must read for all Septimus Heap Lovers!
jandjfan More than 1 year ago
I have a son finishing fifth grade and he has read every one of Angie Sage's books. He enjoyed the fictional works that delved into fantasy, mistical, magical, tragedy, humor, honor and believing in ones self. We applaud Angie Sage for creating charachters that interest boys as well as girls. I believe that more boys would find this series interesting and thereby read more if they were available in school libraries and public libaries. I believe that elementary reading text books would be improved by including excerps from Magical Papers and Angie Sage's other works. Bravo Angie Sage you won over my son and we are looking forward to more of your works.
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"Septimus Heap: The Magykal Papers," written by Angie Sage and illustrated by Mark Zug is a handbook to the much loved "Septimus Heap" series. Including a restaurant guide of the best (and worst) places to eat in town, some handy tips to being dead written by the ghost Alther Mella, biographies of characters with their pictures, and the private journals of Septimus, Jenna, Marcia Overstrand, and the Supreme Custodian, this book is the best handbook ever created! Any "Septimus Heap" fan will definitely not want to miss this magykal book with its exquisite maps, funny flyers, important letters, and much, much more!
OG3 More than 1 year ago
Bought it as a gift for my fiancee, she loved it - loves the whole series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should I ask my school librarian to get this book? He finally got Fyre, and they already have all seven of the books in the series. My list of books the school library needs follows: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan TodHunter serries as soon as they come out The Magykal Papers and the Darke Toad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story if you like magyk and kind of random stuff. Great book for the people who like the Septimus Heap Series. I loved it and you would too. Just lots of pictures and a quick easy read. Worth the buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my son as he has enjoyed several of the septimus heap books. He liked this one as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It tell you all bout the world of magic
Lord_Adair More than 1 year ago
For anyone who has read the Septimus Heap series this is a must read. Light, witty, and fun.
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Does any one other then me like merrin the best, I jusf love his wit and gut but why he had to be a scribe? Cuold he have been aguy at gothic grotto?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of typos. Oh, and Jenna? If you want to keep a secret DO NOT write it doen or record it in any way. Anomnyty is the best form of secrecy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you a Jenna person, Beetle person, or a Septimus person? I am a Jenna person.
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Dear people who read this, I am totally obsessed with Septimus Heap. Whats not to love about the next Harry Potter, except lightyears funnier and generally more awesome? I love this practical guide to Angie Sages world, which, BTW, never gets old. Although i must admit that all the full color pictures can at times be creepy, if you ever need a quick reference to figure out who Linda Lane or somebody is, look no farther than this. What I like about the bios in this book are how they talk about people before the story arc started and where they came from. The Egg and Toast guide carries an invaluable message to not eat mystery sausage, a recurring theme throughout. I wont even go into how much fun it was to say Hotep Ra over and over again in seventeen different accents. I highly suggest you find a word in the book and overexaggerate it. Please, somebody post your comments about TodHunter Moon! My thoughts are slightly scary and the question hangs for me: is Marcia dead or not because sep is eow. Back to the book. It is too short and overly populated with pictures. Otherwise, downright Magykal.
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This book was amazing im insevnthgrade i recomend it more 5th and above its for people who luv fantasy like me ;)
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