- Also check our best rated Children’s Book reviews
Magyk (Septimus Heap) Library Binding – 9 Apr 2009
|New from||Used from|
|Library Binding, 9 Apr 2009||
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
"A fresh take on the world of magic." -- Child Magazine
"A fresh take on the world of magic."--Child Magazine
"Heads-up, Harry, there's a new young wizard on his way up...A quick-reading, stand-alone, deliciously spellbinding series opener."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This first book in the Septimus Heap series is a cheerful, clever offering."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This first book in the Septimus Heap series is a cheerful, clever offering. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
Heads up, Harry, there s a new young wizard on his way up A quick reading, stand alone, deliciously spellbinding series opener. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
A fresh take on the world of magic. --Child Magazine"
A deliciously spellbinding series opener.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.
`Wonderfully imaginative ... Children of all ages will relish this'
--This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is extremely funny. Some of that will only be clear to older readers - I got my 7 year old to read it and she has also enjoyed it immensely, but she missed some of the humour, so I guess the 9-11+ age group are ideal for this book, although I loved it as an adult too.
Some of the storyline is predictable even for children (my test group of one shows this), some is predictable for adults, but not necessarily for children (same test group!) But predictable or not, the story is just thoroughly entertaining, well written, and with a very beautiful ending that made me set down the book and blink away a tear before anyone dared accuse me of getting emotional over a story.
I thoroughly recommend this book, but I would venture to say the natural audience would be anyone who loved Harry Potter. The mixture of magic, humour and wry observations on life will surely appeal to the same readership.
Hope that the second book will be as good as this one.
The story is filled with lots of colourful characters with some great humour. I felt the book a bit too long at times - especially since there are several more subsequent and substantial ones to follow in the series, but having reached the end, I changed my mind. This is a series that will keep kids `hooked' throughout, and there is a lovely touch at the end where there is a sort of `glossary' explaining what happened to all the peripheral characters!
Despite this I think the series, so far, is a fabulous read for the age group it is marketed to. The younger audience will most likely not take notice of any of the things that niggled at me and take it at face value as a good story. Perhaps those of us a bit older are just hoping to find our next Potter - the series that crosses over into the adult market with a new and challenging tale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it has to have 5 stars, my 13 year old son CHOOSES to read......... its amazing!Published 9 months ago by fuller
Customer Service was excellent from the seller I used. Received an illustrated version in English, which was what i wanted, rather than Spanish as the listing stated.Published 11 months ago by P. McLaughlin
Got it for my son who had been missing it from his collection after lending to a careless relative. Curious, I decided to read and enjoyed it very much. Read morePublished 12 months ago by GCLima
Bought this series after my son got book two from his school fate.cant wait to read the others. What a brilliant read.Published 13 months ago by daryl
My girlfriend recommended this, I was a bit sceptical but lost to peer pressure and I'm glad I did.
This is a thoroughly entertaining book. Can't wait to read the next