The Man who was Magic: A Fable of Innocence

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Doubleday, 1966 - Fantasy fiction - 203 pages
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The hidden city of Mageia, is the home of magicians, "Masters of Misdirection" where even the children can produce paper flowers from a tube, and know there is no such thing as magic. But no one in Mageia knows what makes a tree grow or why the stars come out at night. One day Adam the Simple, a wandering magician, and his dog, Mopsy, knocked at the city gates. No one then understood that he had a different kind of magic--one that could restore innocence, wonder, and awe.

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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Substance: One of my favorite Gallico books, and very suitable for younger readers in need of a boost. Adults may approach it a bit more cynically, which is normal, but while it is "predictable" and ... Read full review

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User Review  - bdickie - LibraryThing

I read this years ago and fell in love with it. It is written for children, but works on so many levels that adults can enjoy it too. A magical book. Read full review


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Adam Is Warned

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