Witch and Wizard (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard.
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Overview

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606264525
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Witch and Wizard Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 353
  • Sales rank: 1,432,613
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James Patterson
Not making any bones about his bid for success, James Patterson once declared he wanted to be known as “the king of the page-turners.” While that may seem like a pretty grand ambition, Patterson is as worthy of that title as any author working today.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Posted August 17, 2011

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    Good read

    The book is definitely a must read. I have enjoyed reading it from start to finish. Anyone who loves to read about witches or wizards, should try it.

    104 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

    Hippie or Wizard!?

    This to me is a five star book! If you enjoy fantasy, witchcraft, tragic love stories, twists, turns and, an ending that leaves you speechless, this is the book for you! This is a fantasy book about two kids who grew up thinking they were normal kids with over strange, hippie parents. This all changed on day when the siblings are put under trail for using witchcraft. The kids are left in the worst situation or their lives but all changes when they figure out, they in fact aren't normal. Whitney and Wisteria Allgood take you on an adventure with plenty of twists and turns. The ending starts the beginning and the beginning starts the end. This is an amazing book, great for teens and adults. This book is good for anyone, even those who don't particularly enjoy fantasy. Somehow, in the middle of all this wreck, there's a messed up love story and a tale about a girl who thought little of herself. It definitely had me wanting to read and not stop. It seems the only bad part about this book for me was: it was hard to follow at times but, it was worth it and everything got explained further on in the story. Overall, I'd recommend this book to everyone! It's a must read that keeps you guessing. Expect the unexpected.

    69 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

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    Little more then a Harry Potter RIP-OFF

    I couldnt get into this it was tacky to me. Done over predictable, kinda of bland in my opinion Patterson is a great writer but this is not where he belongs in my opinion its awkward. There are far better fantasy tales to delve into.

    41 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2010

    Easy fun reading

    Along the lines of many writers today, Patterson takes the witches and wizards theme in a different direction. The first in a series was a fun and easy read. It kept my attention and left me wondering what would happen next.

    39 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    This sucked!!

    I have to say, this could possibly be one of the worst books I have read in awhile. The book is so short and it seems that the characters are never developed. The ending just stops with it says "to be continued". I don't think I will be reading hte follow up book unless THEY PAY ME to read it.

    30 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

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    I liked it.

    I know a lot of people gave this book a bum rap because of how short the chapters were and how sometimes they stopped mid-sentence but I liked it. For a fast reader like me it didn't long to finish. Sometimes there was a lull in the story which made it difficult to keep my attention, but once the story picked up it was hard to put down. All and all it was still a fun read, and I am still kind of curious to see where the story goes in the next installment.

    27 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2009

    This could be the worst book I've ever read.

    It seems to me that James Patterson just wanted to cash in on the Harry Potter Money train. This book was awful, and that's putting it nicely!, No character building, no attention to detail, wishy washy plot, terms are thrown in there but not explained, jumps from scene to scene with out warning. I'm really disappointed in this book and I feel like I'm dumber for having read it. I want back the time and money that I spent on it.. James, stick to what you're good at .. guess what? it ain't this!

    24 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2009

    WOW

    i'm just read book 1 and it sucked me in. this is a great book and i am currently awaiting for the whole book to be released. i wouldn't recommend this book for the realistic-fiction lovers.

    23 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2010

    Horrible.....

    I did finish this book ONLY because I hoped it would improve. I will NOT be reading the 2nd one.

    20 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2009

    He should stick to thrillers.

    Patterson proposes an interesting concept in this book but does very little to sustain it. I am an avid fantasy reader and I have come to expect certain things to be laid out. He gives no premise for the magic these kids wield, and gives no explanation as to why The One Who Is The One is trying to eliminate magic when he wields it himself. Those problems plus some extremely cheesy dialogue throughout the book left me unsatisfied at the end.

    18 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2010

    Witch & Wizard-James Patterson

    Witch & Wizard is a refreshing teen novel opposed to James Patterson's former adult writings. The characters would be: Whitford, Wisteria, Benjamin, and Eliza Allgood, Celia, Byron Swain, Matron, and Sasha. The setting is in present-day suburbia with a New World Order. The themes include: Discrimination, Evil, Power, War, and Teamwork. I recommend this book to children from the ages of 12-16.

    Wisteria (Wisty) and Whitford (Whit) Allgood are brother and sister with special powers, but they're not fully aware of that until the New Order (N.O.) abruptly breaks into the Allgood household accusing them to be Wiccans. Wisty and Whit were appalled at the ridiculous claim the New Order has made. They plead innocent, but the N.O. knows better. They kidnap the children from their parents in the middle of the night leaving the house a chaotic mess. Wisty and Whit are held captive in a prison until their trial, where they will be hung until death. While the children are locked in there grimy cell, they soon learn they truly are magic. They discover their powers and use them to their advantage to escape from the prison, and help the other children escape also. On their adventure, they find Whit's missing girlfriend, Celia, but sadly Celia is only a spirit and was killed because of the New Order. Celia helps the children escape and leads them to a safehouse where children like them go. While staying at the safehouse they discover that they are the children of the prophecy, who will take down the N.O. Will Whit and Wisty fulfill the prophecy and bring down the New Order?
    I think this was an excellent book! It was very descriptive and adventurous. The one thing I did not like was the switching of point of views and the very brief chapters. At the end of the novel you'll notice the words, "To be continued." Obviously this book is going to be turned into a series. I hope he publishes the next book very soon. I can't wait!
    Overall I believe this book was enjoyable. I honestly can tell you I couldn't put it down. If your one who likes magic, mystery, and rebellion you will certainly enjoy this book!

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2010

    Thumbs down.

    This is one of the worst books i have ever read. It was honestly terrible. I would not recommend it to anyone.

    15 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2009

    I don't know if it's the book or the eReader software, but . . .

    It's incredibly annoying that so many paragraphs end mid-sentence -- or even mid-punctuation. I thought the premise of this book sounded better than James Patterson's recent books, more like the Max books, but I was terribly disappointed to spend money on it and then find it's just as lazy a writing style as Daniel X. It's almost as if his writing has become a charicature of itself. And if the messed up chapter endings really are not the fault of the eReader software but the author's own invention (which I suspect is the case), I am doubly disappointed in Mr. Patterson. He has the potential to be a great writer, but his last several books have been just incredibly lazy writing. Not to mention the extreme egotism of the Tutankhamun book -- according to Mr. Patterson, no one in the world has ever even so much as suspected that Tut was murdered. And then he goes and figures it all out for the rest of us idiots. Lazy, lazy, lazy. Mr. Patterson, please put a little more effort into your writing!

    12 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    Disappointed

    I hate to give a bad review but in this case honesty is the best policy. I really didn't like this book at all. I expected so much more from Patterson. I didn't really care about the characters or felt sorry for them. I think the plot was not explained fully and I was left wondering what or why things were happening. The language used was very immature and even though I'm not a young adult I really didn't think it was how YA's talk. It made the story line and plot seem flippant and it didn't make the book entertaining.

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

    Blech

    Arghhh, this is just awful!!!

    10 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2009

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    Witch & Wizard

    at first I wasn't interested in this book, but then I saw it on sale at Sam's one day and took a chance and brought it. I'm glad I did. this is a wonderful book. it's like what would happen if the salem witch trials happened again in this time period. The One Who Is The One is seriously creepy and is trying to destroy music, art, and reading ( which would be a total nightmare!!!) Wisty and Whit are thrown into jail for being a witch and wizard and have to learn how to use their powers fast to break out and join their parents who are on the run. They make some friends and some enemies on the way to that goal. Full of a great mixture of horror and comedy. Totally loved it!!! I didn't know that it'll be a series though, now I can't wait for the next book!!!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    BAD BAD BAD... VERY BAD... DO NOT READ... I WANT MY MONEY BACK !!!

    Read in January, 2010
    review: I really didn't know what to expect from this book, but the obvious (cover and hype) drew me in as most readers. I read this book in one day, no biggie, but I wanted to finish it, bad or good, because I had been eager to read it.

    I suppose I had high hopes for this book, hoping to brag on it, saying "oh, it's a great book, you must read it" I will NOT be saying that to anyone, at the least, maybe a 14 year old could possibly like it, but I wouldn't suggest it to any 14 year old that I know for that matter either. ...

    I really didn't know what to expect from this book, but the obvious drew me in as most readers. I read this book in one day, no biggie, but I wanted to finish it, bad or good, because I had been eager to read it.

    I suppose I had high hopes for this book, hoping to brag on it, saying "oh, it's a great book, you must read it" I will NOT be saying that to anyone, at the least, maybe a 14 year old could possibly like it, but I won't suggest it to any 14 year old that I know.

    I wished I could get my money back. If a person wasn't happy with an item (this book) they should be entitled to a FULL refund! Because I would be firest in line to ask for my money back! Maybe I could write the publisher??? Lol.

    The story was ok... saying that... It's a bit out there, and NOT very believable in my opinion... I know fantasy books are just that, but many fantasy books can draw you in, in a more of a realistic way.

    The ONLY reason that I'm glad I read this book, is to tell people NOT to read it... That should say it all

    8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Silly

    over priced and pointless

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Quick read with a terrible cliffhanger..

    less then 200 pages on the e-reader, very quick read, not challenging, bad bad cliffhanger ending.

    I did enjoy the character dialog, somewhat interesting.

    6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2009

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    Great

    I had a feeling this book might be bad. I was totally wrong. This book is amazing. The characters are cool and story makes you want to keep reading it. It does have two mistakes in it but it's not that big of a deal. If you are having doubts about this book ignore them. This book is a must read.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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