Spotlight Post: The Wizard’s Dog by Eric Kahn Gale

Hey guys! Today, I’m excited to share with you a spotlight post for a book that looks adorable and fun: The Wizard’s Dog by Eric Kahn Gale (January 17, 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers)

A magical story full of humor and heart. Katherine Applegate, Newbery-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

For fans of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom comes an offbeat, comedic spin on the Excalibur legend told from the point of view of a talking dog who wants to be a magician!

Meet Nosewise. He’s spunky. He’s curious. And he’s a dog who can’t understand why his pack mates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it’s a trick they want, he’s the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over!

But there’s no way Nosewise is Stay!ing when his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped. There’s nothing Nosewise won’t do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms, or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone. But it may take more than sniffing out a spell to do it!

Nosewise’s hilarious escapades and steadfast loyalty get him and his companions through King Arthur’s Dark Ages. “The Wizard’s Dog casts a captivating spell as it carries readers on a quest of legendary proportions. A magical story full of humor and heart.” Katherine Applegate”

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About the Author:
Eric lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and his dog, Bowser–the inspiration for Nosewise in The Wizard’s Dog.

“All of my books have been inspired by my life. My first novel, The Bully Book, is a a comic mystery taken directly from my experiences being bullied in 6th grade. My second, The Zoo at the Edge of the World, is a fantasy prompted by my lifelong obsession with animals. And my newest book, The Wizard’s Dog, is what I imagine my lovely dog, Bowser, would be like if he was granted magic powers. Life has enriched my books, and these books have vastly enriched my life.”

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