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The Magician's Boy by Susan Cooper

The Magician's Boy

by Susan Cooper

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"A master of fantasy tells a fanciful tale for young children. Boy works for a Magician, polishing wands, feeding the rabbits, and performing a puppet show of "Saint George and the Dragon." Then, one day, the Saint George puppet is missing, so the Magician sends the Boy through the Land of Story to find it. ..This beautifully simple and joyous book is perfect both for newly independent readers to tackle on their own and for adults to share with youngsters"
NoveList (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 3, p168)
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  readingtodogs | Aug 14, 2008 |
This is a delightful little story about a little boy who is the "puppetmaster" for a magician. When the St. George puppet from "St. George and the Dragon" disappears, Boy must go on a quest through various fairy tales and nursery rhymes to find the missing puppet. ( )
  Somer | Oct 26, 2006 |
When a magician’s apprentice loses the puppet of Saint George, his master forces him to search for it in the Land of Story. The boy’s quest through well-known nursery rhymes and folk tales, leads him to face many challenges and narrowly escape with his life.
  UWC_PYP | Jun 13, 2006 |
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For Jack and the Revels with love - S.C.
A mio figlio Francesco, che mi gurada - S. R.
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There was once a Boy who worked for a Magician.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 068987622X, Hardcover)

A Boy works for a Magician.

The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for the Magician's famous puppet play, "Saint George and the Dragon" -- until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, and -- poof! -- the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George.

The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her children; he spoils the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all -- and changes his life forever. No child who reads this delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it.

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A boy who works for a magician meets familiar fairy tale characters when he is transported to the Land of Story in search of a missing puppet.

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