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Wizardology: A Guide to Wizards of the World

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by Master Merlin
     
 
A MUST-HAVE FOR WIZARD LOVERS!

Here is a fascinating, in-depth almanac profiling eight different kinds of wizards.

- Features well-known and exotic wizards from the four corners of the earth, including Western wizards, South American and African shamans, Indian fakirs, Arabian sages, and more.
- Highlights each wizard’s special skills, magical

Overview

A MUST-HAVE FOR WIZARD LOVERS!

Here is a fascinating, in-depth almanac profiling eight different kinds of wizards.

- Features well-known and exotic wizards from the four corners of the earth, including Western wizards, South American and African shamans, Indian fakirs, Arabian sages, and more.
- Highlights each wizard’s special skills, magical objects, and favorite familiars.
- Includes an entertaining card game with 24 cards so young apprentices can test their own and their friends’ knowledge of wizards and their special attributes.
- Deluxe packaging features padded cover, silver foil, and convenient envelope for storing playing cards.

This gorgeous companion to WIZARDOLOGY includes a card game to test an aspiring sorcerer’s skill.


Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Monserrat Urena
Welcome to a beautifully packaged introduction to the wizarding world. Come learn about African and South American shamans. Prepare to hear about Indian fakirs and Arabian sages. All this and more in a mock serious tone that is lighthearted and fun from Master Merlin. The entire book is covered with beautiful and detailed artwork and illustrations. The book even includes a card game for testing your wizardological skill. This light weight introduction to magic 101 is a highly attractive gift for anyone who is enamored of wizards and magic. It is by no means a thorough work on magic or wizards, so if you are looking for a serious or in-depth analysis of such topics this is not the book to pick up. It is simply meant to be an impulse buy. Its lovely, dark blue cover is meant to be an attractive addition to a personal library or serve as a small, thoughtful gift. Reviewer: Monserrat Urena

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763637101
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
07/17/2007
Series:
Ologies Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
316,100
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Until recently, Dugald A. Steer worked as an author and editor at Templar Publishing. He is the writer behind Candlewick's widely acclaimed NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, DRAGONOLOGY, THE DRAGONOLOGY HANDBOOK, and EGYPTOLOGY, as well as the forthcoming EGYPTOLOGY HANDBOOK. Dugald has now given up his editorial job to concentrate on writing full-time, especially more books with "ology" in the title. Dugald Steer lives near London and has far less free time than he imagined he would.

Nghiem Ta, Ology Alchemist: Nghiem Ta works as a designer and paper-engineer at Templar Publishing. She has overseen the creation of all of the "Ologies" in collaboration with Dugald Steer. She is responsible for developing the lavish special effects and paper-engineering that truly set these books apart and she sees every title as a fresh challenge to pack in increasing amounts of clever new novelties! Her skills, and those of the rest of the creative team, were recognized this year when EGYPTOLOGY was awarded the 2005 British Book Award for Design and Production.

Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Artist: Yvonne Gilbert is an artist of international acclaim and her work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world. Born in Northumberland, she studied at Newcastle College and Liverpool College of Art, and graduated with a diploma in art and design. She has illustrated numerous books, including most recently Hans Christian Anderson's THE WILD SWANS. She received the Golden Stamp Award in 1985 and also illustrated a series of stunning postage stamps for Royal Mail.

John Howe, Artist: John Howe was born in 1957 in Vancouver, Canada. He grew up in British Columbia and studied at the Ecoles des Artes Decoratifs de Strasbourg. A renowned fantasy artist, John Howe made a significant contribution to the creation of the look of Middle-earth for Peter Jackson's film trilogy of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. John has also illustrated numerous Tolkien titles, novels and children's books. WIZARDOLOGY is his first project with Candlewick Press. John Howe now lives in Switzerland with his wife, Fataneh, who is also an illustrator, and their son Dana.

Tomislav Tomic, Engraver: Tomislav Tomic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1977. After graduating from Zagreb's Academy of Fine Arts in 2001, he started working as an illustrator. Since then, he has produced cover illustrations for numerous books and has also illustrated pieces for magazines. His black and white engravings for WIZARDOLOGY are his first for an American publisher, but no doubt more will follow!

Helen Ward, Artist: Helen Ward trained as an illustrator at Brighton School of Art, under the direction of well-known children's illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, Justin Todd, Chris McEwan and John Vernon Lord. In 1985, her final year at Brighton, Helen was awarded the first Walker Prize for Children's Illustration. WIZARDOLOGY is the third "Ology" title to which Helen has contributed her art. Her illustrations include the fabulous Wizard Master's Workshop in Chapter III and the black and white woodcuts seen throughout the book.

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A biography about wizards of the world? What a great concept, especially after The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter and David and the Phoenix. An interesting read for children and all.