The Wizard of Washington Square
by Jane Yolen
David and his terrier, D. Dog, have only lived in New York City for a week when they go for a walk in Washington Square Park. David is
feeling lonely and bored until he meets Leila, a girl his age who still believes in things like wizards. Grudgingly, David goes along with
Leila on an adventure to discover the little, forgetful, second-class wizard who lives under the fountain in Washington Square.
The adventure soon takes a turn that goes right to Davids heart. In a bit of unexpected magic, the wizard accidentally turns D. Dog into a
marble statue, which is promptly swiped by a greedy antiques dealer. Getting D. Dog back means relying on his new friends, including a
frisky walking table and a touchy tapestry that shows stories in its threads. By letting the sad, silly wizard help him, David, in turn,
helps the wizard to save his floundering career.
In this slim, adventure-packed book, the world of magic collides with the modern world in a sweetly funny, down-to-earth way. If youre
having one of those dreary, dull, depressing days with nothing to do and no one to do it with, why not pick up this book? You may make some
Recommended Age: 10+
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