Cooper, Susan. Illustrated by Serena Riglietti.
Title THE MAGICIAN'S BOY.
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry, New York, 2004, first American edition.
Seller ID 20935
101 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068987622X B&w illustrations. "The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for th e Magician's famous puppet play, 'Saint George and the Dragon' - until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, a n d - p o of! - the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George. The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her ch i ld re n; he sp oi ls the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten himself by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all - and changes his life forever. No chi ld w ho r ead s t his delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine