The Wizard, Part 8

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The wizard demonstrates the tricks he can do on earth and in the air.

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User Review  - bsalomon - LibraryThing

A wizard and his assistant sing and dance while making potions. When the magic goes wrong, the wizard goes poof. This is a fun book for children to read because it has a lot of rhyming words. A teacher could use this to show the relationships of words and word sounds. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The wizard is in his chamber, the cauldron is on the fire. Four assistants—a frog, a mouse, an insect, and a grimly appealing droog (a pea soup-colored assistant that looks like a cross between Marty ... Read full review

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About the author (1970)

Children's writer Bill Martin, Junior, was born in Kansas and graduated from Emporia State University. He taught in Kansas and was a school principal in Chicago. Martin later developed two literature-based reading programs for Holt, Rhinehart and Winston and acted as a teacher's consultant. Martin has written over three hundred children's books, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 for this title.

Salvatore "Sal" Murdocca was born on April 26, 1943. He attended the High School of Art and Design in New York City majoring in illustration. After graduating in 1960, he spent another year studying at the Art Students League while apprenticing in a commercial art studio. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, he had a successful nine-year career as an advertising and magazine illustrator. Since 1970, he has written ten books and illustrated hundreds of others. He is best known as the illustrator of the Magic Tree House series written by Mary Pope Osborne.

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