The Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager, Hobby, and Merlin

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This is the legendary story of Merlin?from his abandonment by his parents at the age of eight to the discovery of his powers at twelve. Together, these three novels reimagine the origins of the greatest wizard of all time, giving readers a Merlin at once more human and more magical than any that has appeared before.

Tells the story of the wizard Merlin from his abandonment at the age of eight ...

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Overview

This is the legendary story of Merlin—from his abandonment by his parents at the age of eight to the discovery of his powers at twelve. Together, these three novels reimagine the origins of the greatest wizard of all time, giving readers a Merlin at once more human and more magical than any that has appeared before.

Tells the story of the wizard Merlin from his abandonment at the age of eight until, at twelve, he begins to understand the scope of his powers.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Passager:
[star] "A stark, poignant, and absorbing tale . . . Promises to be an outstanding trilogy."
School Library Journal (starred review)

"A worthy introduction to Arthurian legend . . . Moving."—The Horn Book

Praise for Hobby:
"Challenging and ambitious . . . Hobby has quiet beauty and strong imagery."—Booklist

Praise for Merlin:
"Leaves the reader hungry for more . . . Great reading."—American Bookseller
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152052119
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Young Merlin Trilogy Series
  • Edition description: First Magic Carpet Books Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 245,790
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

JANE YOLEN has written more than two hundred books for children and adults, including Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur. She lives in western Massachusetts and Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Passager
1. Territory 3
2. History 8
3. Hawk 13
4. Capture 17
5. Trail 22
6. Dream 27
7. House 30
8. Wild Thing 33
9. Names 37
10. The Bated Boy 43
11. Room 48
12. Mews 52
13. Dog 59
14. Name 66
Hobby
1. Lies 79
2. Walls 85
3. Smoke 90
4. For Sale 95
5. The Town 101
6. The Castle on Wheels 107
7. The Mage 113
8. The City 120
9. Secrets 131
10. The Players 135
11. Dream-Reader 140
12. A Different Reading 146
13. Resurrection 151
14. True Magic 156
Merlin
1. Flight 169
2. Fishing 174
3. The Pack 178
4. Creature 182
5. Wild Folk 186
6. Bedding 192
7. Quarrels 199
8. The Long Wait 206
9. Dreamer 210
10. Dream Cage 216
11. Magic 223
12. Freedom 229
13. Hiding Place 235
14. Battleground 242
15. Family 249
Author's Note 255
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