The Wizard's Dog (Hardcover)

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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

About the Author

Eric Kahn Gale started The Wizard's Dog as a joke for his fiancee. He would tease that their dog, Bowser, was fascinated by the magic doors in their apartment that let him outside or delivered him food. It was a short leap from a silly impersonation to the spunky voice of Nosewise. Eric is also the author of The Bully Book and The Zoo at the Edge of the World. He lives in Chicago with his fiancee and their nonmagical but entirely lovable dog, Bowser. You can find Eric on Twitter at @erickahngale and on Facebook.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553537369
ISBN-10: 0553537369
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English