The Evil Wizard Smallbone


      The Evil Wizard Smallbone
In a hilarious tale reminiscent of T H White, a lost boy finds himself an unlikely apprentice to the very old, vaguely evil, mostly just grumpy Wizard Smallbone.When twelve year old Nick runs away from his uncle s in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles onto a very opinionated bookstore He also meets its guardian, the self proclaimed Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice and won t let him leave, but won t teach him magic, either It s a good thing the bookstore takes Nick s magical education in hand, because Smallbone s nemesis the Evil Wizard Fidelou and his pack of shape shifting bikers are howling at the borders Smallbone might call himself evil, but compared to Fidelou, he s practically a puppy And he can t handle Fidelou alone Wildly funny and cozily heartfelt, Delia Sherman s latest is an eccentric fantasy adventure featuring dueling wizards, enchanted animals, and one stray boy with a surprising knack for magic. New Download [ The Evil Wizard Smallbone ] By [ Delia Sherman ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Delia Sherman born 1951 is a fantasy writer and editor Her novel The Porcelain Dove won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award She was born in Tokyo and brought up in New York City She earned a PhD in Renaissance studies at Brown University and taught at Boston and North eastern universities She is the author of the novels Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove a Mythopoeic Award winner , and Changeling Sherman co founded the Interstitial Arts Foundation, dedicated to promoting art that crosses genre borders.She lives in New York City with her wife and sometime collaborator, Ellen Kushner.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 416 pages
  • The Evil Wizard Smallbone
  • Delia Sherman
  • English
  • 08 July 2018

10 thoughts on “ The Evil Wizard Smallbone

  1. says:

    The glimmer of illusion, the crackle of magic, and the crunch of snow are forefront in this whimsical tale that is, sadly, brimming with unmet potential.Spotlight Andre Norton audio enhanced video review forthcoming.

  2. says:

    4.5 stars 1.99 Kindle sale, August 28, 2017 What a delightful, fun middle grade fantasy It s not really much like Harry Potter plotwise, other than being about a boy who s discovering the magic powers in himself, who has some awful relatives, but it carries the same kind of vibe for me as the first HP book, in particular So if that sounds appealing, grab a copy of this one Nick is a neglected, stubborn 12 year old runaway who somehow finds himself in the clutches of the evil Wiz 4.5 stars 1.99 Kindle sale, August 28, 2017 What a delightful, fun middle grade fantasy It s not really much like Harry Potter plotwise, other than being about a boy who s discovering the magic powers in himself, who has some awful relatives, but it carries the same kind of vibe for me as the first HP book, in particular So if that sounds appealing, grab a copy of this one Nick is a neglected, stubborn 12 year old runaway who somehow finds himself in the clutches of the evil Wizard Smallbone, u...

  3. says:

    An excellent middle grade modern fantasy with generous doses of humour.This book definitely earned it s place on theAndre Norton Award shortlist It is well written, nicely paced and much funnier than I thought it would be The tone of the storytelling reminded me a bit of the Percy Jackson books, and the reading level is approximately the same.I listened to the audiobook version with my two kids and they both loved it The narration was fabulous, and we all enjoyed An excellent middle grade modern fantasy with generous doses of humour.This book definitely earne...

  4. says:

    The Evil Wizard Smallbone is a fun little story, taking a common enough fantasy trope and putting a unique spin on it with endearing characters to make itengaging Although initially rather dismal in the prospects for main character Nick, the book quickly becomes a lotuplifting and fun when Nick s curiosity lea...

  5. says:

    3 STARS I really enjoyed this one but I do have to say that it was 200 pages TOO long I found myself getting bored and feeling like it was a chore to read and that s not a good thing However I loved the characters and ho...

  6. says:

    Frequently amusing, this story of Nick, an abused, almost teen, fleeing his guardian and encountering and learning to live with the Evil Wizard Smallbone, is fun The Wizard protects a nearby small town, Smallbone Cove, and lives with a variety of animals, and an opinionated bookstore There are a series of mysteries Nick must figure out while learning cook for the wizard, taking care of his creatures and interacting with the bookstore And there s another evil wizard in the vicinity, with his m Frequently amusing, this story of Nick, an abused, almost teen, fleeing his guardian and encountering and learning to live with the Evil Wizard Smallbone, is fun The Wizard protects a nearby small town, Smallbone Cove, and lives with a variety of animals, and an opinionated bookstore Th...

  7. says:

    This is delightful traditional contemporary fantasy with all the thrilling trappings of fantasy and a wonderful point of view And though it s a traditional story, it s still got some surprises up its sleeve view spoiler the truth about the Smallbone wizard, the animals, using children ...

  8. says:

    Delightful story for school aged children

  9. says:

    I m not sure why it s being referred to as hilarious because, although it has moments of humor, it s not a funny book It s quirky and oddly sweet and touching, but with a dark undercurrent It s smart and thrilling and deeply satisfying It is not, however, hilarious That aside, though, it is the kind of middle grade fantasy that finds its readers and holds on to them forever and ever and becomes a beloved childhood favorite Twenty years andfrom now, the kids who read it are going I m not sure why it s being referred to as hilarious because, although it has moments of humor, it s not a funny book It s quirky and oddly sweet and touching, but with a dark undercurrent It s smart and thrilling and deeply satisfying It is not, however, hilarious That aside, though, it is the kind of middle grade fantasy that finds its readers and holds on to them forever and ever and becomes a beloved childhood favorite Twenty years andfrom now, the kids who read it are go...

  10. says:

    I read this as part of the Norton finalist packet.This clever middle grade books begins with a jerk of a kid, Nick, fleeing from his abusive uncle and cousin He ends up stumbling upon the abode of an evil wizard, who immediately takes him in as an apprentice but really, asas an indentured servant Nick grows as a sympathetic character as he endures the wizard s bizarre behavior, befriends a sentient bookstore, and discovers the wizard s personal town and its captive citizens I read this as part of the Norton finalist packet.This clever middle grade books begins with a jerk of a kid, Nick, fleeing from his abusive uncle and cousin He ends up stumbling upon the abode of an evil wizard, who immediately takes him in as an apprentice but really, asas an indentured servant Nick grows as a sympathetic character as he endures the wizard s bizarre behavior, befriends a sentient bookstore, and discovers the wizard s personal town and its captive cit...

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