So You Want to Be A Wizard

So You Want to Be A Wizard

eBook - 2003
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Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard. I don't belive this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious—and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?
Publisher: [S.I.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003.
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ISBN: 9780547545110
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.
Electronic books.
Bullies -- Fiction.
Wizards -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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Bill_Cipher
Dec 08, 2015

why is book two on order but they have books 4 and 8 and 9?

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live4christgirl
Jan 26, 2015

Young Wizards: Book 1

Nita and Kit come into their wizardry. They fight the Lone One in an alternate dimension and give the Good Book back to The Powers. Somewhat suspenseful, good characters, interesting sci-fi

Orange_Fox_31 Jul 23, 2014

this is a great book!

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blue_manatee_45
Jun 20, 2013

this is an amazing book- I recommend it to any fantasy book lovers

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Ataraxya
Feb 06, 2013

This book was very major when I was even younger, and it combined two genres I really loved - science fiction and fantasy. I especially loved it because it was about two awkward teenagers, outcasts, who grew into people who knew who they were.

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OtteryStCatchpole
Aug 15, 2012

It's an awesome book whether you like fantasy or science fiction since it manages to marry both in an awesome adventure story. Really cool characters and an amazing adventure. Beautifully written and the beginning of a great series of books still being written today.

lms Apr 28, 2012

I'm so glad this series has been re-issued! This is the first in the series. Writing comparable to L'Engle and a fascinating journey of young teens learning about and controlling magic.

crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

This book was really good and a great way to introduce the story and its characters.

jessiep4 Aug 22, 2011

What a great adventure story! Nita will have you under her spell from the get-go!

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Ubalstecha
Aug 28, 2010

Nita just wanted a place to hide from the bullies who were chasing her. She ended up in the children's section of the library, a place she knew intimately. So when a new book (entitled So You Want to Be a Wizard) catches her eye, she takes it home. This book is a how to guide that leads Nita into a series of adventures with talking trees, sentient cars and dimensional travel. She also learns about confidence, strength and how to really deal with bullies.

Written years before Harry Potter, is clearly an inspiration for Rowling like the works of LeGuin and others. Author Diane Duane has created a unique magic system that blends science and magic to the point that they believably coexist.

An easy, quick read, this book owes far more to science fiction than high fantasy, as Duane actually tries to explain the science behind the magic. This edition also includes a Nita and Kit short story that explores time travel further.

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joycemas
Jul 07, 2014

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joycemas
Jul 07, 2014

Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.
I don't belive this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious--and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?

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crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”

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