A Spell for Chameleon - Xanth 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young man, Bink, was exiled from his land of Xanth by the senile, old king for having no magic talent. But he does have one, he just has to find out what it is. So he goes to Mundania, gets captured, and makes a new friend. They get away a back to Xanth with an evil magician, and struggles with issues of honor and trust.
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The review of this Book prepared by Nikki Moon

a young teenager is exiled from xanth for not possessing magical talents and is secretly being followed by chameleon(a young girl whose power causes her to change physically and mentally in long time-terms)he soon falls in love with her and discovers her secret and learns his invisible talent, he cant be harmed by magic and is questioned to be a magician.
The review of this Book prepared by ryen

Bink, the main character, gets sent out of Xanth,his homeland because he has no magic. He meets a girl who then follows him out. A so called evil magician is ready to invade xanth,they try to stop it but end up helping him get into Xanth. They end up befriending the magician and putting him into goverment.
The review of this Book prepared by Danielle

Bink is a young man without magic in a world where everyone has a magical talent. Once Bink comes of age, he is exiled due to his lack of a magical talent. His journey introduces readers to the land of Xanth, and to many interesting and often menacing people and places.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine Peabody

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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