Mairelon the Magician

The Magician (Volume 1)

Patricia Wrede

Starscape

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Kim doesn't hesitate when a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into the travelling magician's wagon in search of a silver bowl. Kim isn't above a bit of breaking-and-entering. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London-disguised as a boy!-has schooled her in one hard lesson: steal from them before they steal from you.

But there is something odd about this magician. He isn't like the other hucksters and swindlers that Kim is used to. When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she's done for--until he suggests she become his apprentice. Kim wonders how tough it could be faking a bit of hocus pocus.

But Mairelon isn't an act. His magic is real.

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Kim walked slowly through the crowd, slipping in and out of the traffic almost without thinking. She enjoyed the noise and bustle common to all the London markets, but Hungerford was her favorite. Though it was small by comparison to Covent Garden or Leaden-hall, it was very busy. Carts stood hub-to-hub along the sides of the street, leaving only narrow aisles for the customers. The more fortunate among the sellers had permanent stalls; others displayed their shoes or brooms or baskets on bare strips of pavement. Still others walked through the crowd with baskets of turnips,

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"Delightful. . . .Wrede's confection will charm readers."-Publishers Weekly

"A wonderful fantasy/mystery....This will be enjoyed by many readers, not just those who read fantasy. Highly recommended."-VOYA

"Well-done. Wrede does an excellent job."-Denver Post

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Patricia Wrede

Patricia C. Wrede lives in Edina, Minnesota.

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Mairelon the Magician
Patricia Wrede

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Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
June 2013
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ISBN: 9781466847910
ISBN10: 1466847913
Middle-Grade Fiction288 pages
Age Range: 10 to 18
Grade Range: 5 and up
$7.99
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