Frogspell

Frogspell

Book - 2013
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A young, accident-prone wizard-in-training meets up with characters from Camelot in this magical series bursting with thrills, spills, and spells!

Max Pendragon is probably the worst squire in King Arthur's kingdom - he'd much rather train to be a wizard instead. So when he accidentally invents a spell that turns people into frogs, it seems his wish might come true. But events take an unexpected turn when Max enters the Novices' Spell-Making Competition and finds himself helping Merlin fight an evil sorceress. There's no way Max's unpredictable frogspell could be of any use! Or is there . . .'

The first in a four-book series, Frogspell revisits the magical time of King Arthur with a story that is fresh, funny, well-plotted and perfectly paced. A cast of memorable characters, including Max's quirky pets Ferocious, a world-weary rat, and Adolphus, an over-enthusiastic young dragon - plus spells gone awry, a dangerous competition and evil schemes make for an irresistible retelling of this timeless legend.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2013, c2011
ISBN: 9781443124775
Branch Call Number: J PB B
Characteristics: 160 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wyatt, David 1968-

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TDSRC2014_GA Aug 19, 2014

My favourite part was when Max accidently turned himself into a frog. My favourite character is Max. The book is about Max trying to find the Prince.

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GORDON LAU
Jun 12, 2014

book was pretty intresting. i really like it

SPL_Childrens Feb 20, 2014

Max hadn’t meant to turn his sister, Olivia, into a purple frog with red spots. Nor had Olivia intended to turn Max into a red frog with purple spots. Nevertheless, two spotted frogs now sat in the exact spot where two children had stood a moment before.

As a young squire in King Arthur’s court, Max is actually much more interested in becoming a wizard than a knight. Thus he is delighted by his accidental discovery of a powerful frog spell. Now he has an excellent chance of winning the prestigious Novices’ Spell-Making Competition!

However, Max’s plans quickly change when the siblings (who, for lack of a counter spell, are still frogs) are recruited to help the Wizard Merlin, who must outsmart an immensely powerful, malicious sorceress, Lady Morgana.

Fortunately, all ends well. King Arthur’s court and kingdom are saved from Lady Morgana’s evil plans. A counter frog spell is discovered; Max and Olivia are at last released from their froggy forms, and Max’s father is persuaded that his son would probably be a better magician than knight.

This thoroughly entertaining story is the first title in a new series set in the time of King Arthur, featuring the irrepressible Max Pendragon and his sister, Olivia.

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SPL_Childrens Feb 20, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

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