Wizard at Work: A Novel in Stories

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 134 pages
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The wizard has big summer plans: To garden, fish, and nap. The only thing better would be if he had someone nice to share the days with. But the only people who show up want him to rescue yet another princess, lift the usual vile curse, confront a fearsome ghost, deal with a pack of magical hooligans, harvest a crop of golden cucumbers, and on and on. . . .
With everything he has to do, it's no wonder the wizard is all by himself! Who'd want to help him do all ofthat?

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Now that his students are on summer vacation, an unnamed wizard planned to spend his own summer relaxing and puttering around his cottage. But alas, he is constantly interrupted by cursed princesses ... Read full review

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Things aren't always what they seem when you're dealing with magic and wizards. Find out the real story behind some of those magic spells you've read about in fairy tales. By the author of The Rumpelstiltskin Problem and Tales From the Brothers Grimm & The Sisters Weird.


How It All Starts
The Beautiful Princess the Wicked Stepmother and the Ugly Stepsister
Beasts on the Rampage
To Rescue a Princess
Wizard and Ghost
The Princess and the Quest for the Golden Cucumbers
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Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent , User Unfriendly , All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories , Three Good Deeds , Now You See It ... , and the Edgar Award - winning Never Trust a Dead Man . She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.

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