Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardryold folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones without magic are American twins Jennifer and Peter, and they're the ones who need it most. 5 X 7-1/2.
Author Biography: Jane Yolen has written more than 200 books for children and adults, including the three volumes that make up the Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager, Hobby, and Merlin.
Among her other critically acclaimed novels are Wizard's Hall and The Devil's Arithmetic.
She has won the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, the Kerlan Award, as well as several of the highest awards in children's literature. She and her husband divide their time between homes in western Massachusetts and Scotland.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Tartan Magic Series , #1|
|Product dimensions:||6.42(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Lexile:||720L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
JANE YOLEN has written more than two hundred books, and has won the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, the Kerlan Award, as well as several of the highest awards in children's literature. She lives in western Massachusetts and Scotland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was a good book, and not a waste of time. If your looking for a book you can finish in a couple of hours, that has a pretty simplistic plot, you would like this. I am a teenager, and I enjoyed the book, but I think a sixth grader would like it better.
Though fairly enjoyable, the author RUSHED the story to a near-sensless manner. Multiple events start then finish without much meaning or purpose and lacks description. Most happenings in the story occur by mere chance, hardly anything could be reasonably predicted before hand. The most annoying aspect of this book lies in its severe flaw of never clearly explaining a few moderate events.
Jane Yolen’s The Wizard’s Map provided welcome escape from real world problems into the magic of Scotland. Jennifer and her twin, Peter, find unexpected magic, courage, strength, and patience as they working together with family and allies. With characters to care about and lessons to learn, so-called children’s books have much to offer to all ages of readers. I’ve added the next two books of the Tartan Magic series to my TBR mountain.
This book failed to move me. The plot was interesting enough, but the writing was poor and many of the parts lacked detail. The ending tore the whole thing apart.