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The book of wizards : stories of enchantment from near and far
Willis, Jennifer Schwamm.
Publication Information:
New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
x, 324 pages ; 23 cm
The bones of the earth / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Aladdin and the wonderful lamp / Andrew Lang -- The sixty-two curses of Caliph Arenschadd / Patricia C. Wrede -- from The Phoenix and the carpet / E. Nesbit -- Baba Yaga and the sorcerer's son / Patricia A. McKillip -- from The magician's nephew / C.S. Lewis -- from The magic of Oz / L. Frank Baum -- The magic muntr / Elizabeth Jamison Hodges -- from The tempest / William Shakespeare -- Instead of three wishes / Megan Whalen Turner -- from The magician's apprentice / Tom McGowen -- Magicians of the way / Cyril Birch -- from So you want to be a wizard / Diane Duane -- The harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath / Patricia A. McKillip -- from The story of the amulet / E. Nesbit -- The spell of the magician's daughter / Evelyn Sharp -- The Dragon of the North / Andrew Lang -- The little black book of magic / Frances Carpenter -- The bottle imp / Robert Louis Stevenson.
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PS648.F3 B56 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS648.F3 B56 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Book of Wizards combines the works of contemporary authors such as Jane Yolen, Philip Pullman, Diane Duane, Garth Nix, William Nicholson, and Aoin Colfer with classic stories from writers such as E. Nesbit, George Macdonald, Frank L. Baum, and Edward Eager. The result is another magical collection of stories that capture the imagination and mesmerize the reader--a surefire bet for Harry Potter fans, both young and old. Young children and teenagers who pine for the next Potter book will be thrilled to discover that the world of wonderful magic stories extends well beyond today's most familiar authors. Moreover, parents will enjoy sharing these stories of imagination and enchantment with their younger children--and will want to sneak the stories back into their own beds for further reading after the kids are asleep.

Table of Contents

Ursula K. Le GuinAndrew LangPatricia C. WredeE. NesbitPatricia A. McKillipC. S. LewisL. Frank BaumElizabeth Jamison HodgesWilliam ShakespeareMegan Whalen TurnerTom McGowenCyril BirchDiane DuanePatricia A. McKillipE. NesbitEvelyn SharpAndrew LangFrances CarpenterRobert Louis Stevenson
Introductionp. ix
The Bones of the Earthp. 1
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lampp. 21
The Sixty-two Curses of Caliph Arenschaddp. 37
from The Phoenix and the Carpetp. 53
Baba Yaga and the Sorcerer's Sonp. 71
from The Magician's Nephewp. 81
from The Magic of Ozp. 91
The Magic Muntrp. 101
from The Tempestp. 115
Instead of Three Wishesp. 139
from The Magician's Apprenticep. 159
Magicians of the Wayp. 175
from So You Want to Be a Wizardp. 183
The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreathp. 205
from The Story of the Amuletp. 227
The Spell of the Magician's Daughterp. 247
The Dragon of the Northp. 263
The Little Black Book of Magicp. 277
The Bottle Impp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 319
Permissionsp. 321
Bibliographyp. 323