Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Wizard's Dog by Eric Kahn Gale

ISBN-10: 0553537369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553537369
  • Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers (January 17, 2017)
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years and kids of ALL ages 
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7


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 staying 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.

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I am a strong proponent that  children's books are not just for children. If the story is well written (or in the case an audio version ~well written and well performed) it truly can be enjoyed by "kids of all ages". 🙋  

The Wizard's Dog is definitely falls into this category!

This delightful tale had me smiling, chuckling and at times riveted to the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I was very impressed that this novel  had quite a bit of Merlin/Arthurian lore weaved into this tale as well as humor, action, suspense and so much more. And who can resist Nosewise? I sure couldn't! 

I had so much fun listening to this as an Audible audio-book The narrator, Grahm Halstead did a superb job.  I couldn't have asked for a better listening experience.  Having shared that, I still hope to soon pick up a copy of the book so I can enjoy the illustrations as well.  I'm definitely keeping this one in mind as a future gift over this year's upcoming (and future) holidays. 

The Wizard's Dog is  a fantastic story and one that children, families and kids of all ages will thoroughly enjoy.

5 Stars! 

{A Personal Reading Review}

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