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Willis, Jennifer Schwamm, ed. Wizards; stories of mischief, magic and mayhem.

Avalon, Thunder's Mouth Press. 320p. illus. bibliog. c2001. 0-56025-320-7. $16.95. JSA

Wizards is a collection of excerpts from many popular, and perhaps forgotten, books that deal with wizards, witches and people in unlikely places. If one wanted to do a short story unit on fantasy this book would be a good choice. It is also a good leaping-off point to expose students and readers to some books of which they might not be aware. For the Harry Potter fans that cry, "There's nothing else out there!," Wizards would help fill the void. I especially liked reading some of the excerpts from T.H. White's Arthur legends. I would recommend this book for junior high and high school libraries. I will use it in my class to introduce my students to the fantasy genre. Stacey Conrad, Middle School Reading Teacher, Palmyra, MO
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