The Man Who Was Magic Book Summary and Study Guide

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It is a CRIME that this wonderful, magical book is long out of print and VERY hard to find. A young man makes his way with his talking dog to the city of magicians, where he hopes to learn the tricks of the trade and join the magicians guild. Unfortunately, it gradually becomes apparent that while he indeed has the magic touch, the magicians are all merely prestidigitators, tricksters, and illusionists. Their suspicious and increasingly fearful response to the appearance of a true magician in their midst leads to the crisis of the tale.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   magician Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can talk to animals    -   can cast many different spells


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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