The Magician’s Boy
by Susan Cooper

The Magician's Boy works hard, but his dream of learning magic never seems to materialize. The Magician keeps the Boy busy cleaning his wands, smoothing his robes, and washing his rabbits. Best of all, he allows the Boy to work the puppets in their play of "Saint George and the Dragon." But, whenever the Boy asks the Magician to teach him magic, he is told he must wait.

Then, one day, the Boy is plunged into the Land of Story on a quest to find the Saint George Puppet that has disappeared. Who do you think he meets on his quest through the Land of Story? Someone with a red cape? Someone with long sharp teeth? Someone who climbs a tall vine? Someone who lives in a boot? His quest takes him into familiar...and dangerous territory. Will he complete his quest or be baked in a pie with a bunch of blackbirds?

Brushing up on your fairy tales and nursery rhymes will help you enjoy this fantasy even more!


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Research Links for The Magician’s Boy
by Susan Cooper

Author Susan Cooper's Website

The Story of Saint George and the Dragon

Another Version of the Saint George and The Dragon Story

Saint George in Art

Saint George's Day, April 23th

Magic Tricks

Fairy Tales Around the World

Nursery Rhymes of our Times

Literary Connections:

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Stevens & Crummel, Kids Wings Unit in Defeating Giants

The Forging of the Blade by R. L. LaFevers Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships

Merlin and the Dragons by Jane Yolen
Kids Wings Unit in Literature-Based Learning

The Golden Mare, the Firebird, & the Magic Ring by Ruth Sanderson, Kids Wings Unit in Defeating Giants

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Stevens and Crummel with Kids Wings Unit in Forged in the Fire



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