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The Wizards of Once

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Cressida Cowell

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From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.

#1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award

This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure...

Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came...

Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it.

In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort.

Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...

"World-conquering" - The Guardian 20170107

Cowell, Cressida
Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 452
Altersempfehlung 9 - 11 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 03.05.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4449-3672-8
Reihe The Wizards of Once
Verlag Hachette Children's Group
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,6/3,8 cm
Gewicht 446 g


All Magic is bad...

Franziska Goseberg, Thalia-Buchhandlung Paderborn

... but as we all expect (and love!), things in a Cressida Cowell novel are never quite as easy as that. As an obsessive reader of the "How to train your Dragon"-series, I was worried Cowell would just copy and paste the characters, somewhat change the setting and start on a very similar series. But while the overall style and feel remains the same, the characters are unique and the story so full of twists I could not foresee a thing, which I absolutely adore. And while I miss Toothless's stammer and Fishleg's allergy to Dragons, a bodyguard who faints when things get hairy and a bowing magic spoon aren't so bad. I can't wait to start on the second volume "Twice Magic"!


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