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The wizard's dog

by Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv GALE Eric
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Gale
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Gal
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j FIC GAL
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y GALE ERIC
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j GALE Eric
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC GALE
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"A magical story full of humor and heart." --Katherine Applegate, Newbery-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

For fans of The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom comes an offbeat, comedic spin on the Excalibur legend told from the point of view of a talking dog who wants to be a magician!

Meet Nosewise. He's spunky. He's curious. And he's a dog who can't understand why his pack mates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it's a trick they want, he's the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over!

But there's no way Nosewise is Stay!ing when his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped. There's nothing Nosewise won't do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms, or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone. But it may take more than sniffing out a spell to do it!

Nosewise's hilarious escapades and steadfast loyalty get him and his companions through King Arthur's Dark Ages.

"An entertaining adventure full of humor and magic" -Booklist

"A delightful magical fantasy, perfect for fans of fairy tales, legends, and dogs." -School Library Journal

"An ingenious and entirely credible (at least dog lovers will agree with this) twist on the familiar tale." -Kirkus Reviews

"Nosewise is one of the silliest narrators around." -- The Bulletin
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Legends surrounding Merlin and King Arthur are perennially of interest to children, and here Gale presents the story from the first-person viewpoint of Nosewise, Merlin's loyal dog. Nosewise believes he is equal to Morgana, Merlin's young magician-in-training; however, Merlin only sees him as a pet capable of performing dog, rather than magic, tricks. Secretly, Morgana teaches Nosewise how to use her Asteria, a stone that channels one's magical powers, and is amazed at his abilities. When Morgana's father, Lord Destrian (a magical Fae), captures Merlin and Morgana, Nosewise uses his newfound talents to follow them. Before long he meets Arthur, the Poop Boy for Lord Destrian, and together they escape the castle and face many dangers while traveling to Avalon to rescue Merlin. Gale weaves these legendary figures into an entertaining adventure full of humor and magic that middle-grade readers will love. This makes a good companion to Ralph Hardy's Argos (2016), in which Odysseus' dog narrates his master's story. Final illustrations unseen.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Merlin -- (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction.
Arthur, -- King -- Juvenile fiction.
Merlin -- (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Arthur, -- King -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Fairies -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Fairies -- Fiction.
Middle Ages -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Phillips, Dave, illustrator.
Language English
Description 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780553537369
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