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The Story of Gumluck the Wizard: Book One

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Endearing tale of sweet wizard has chatty raven, kind ghost.

Book Adam Rex Fairy Tale 2023
The Story of Gumluck the Wizard: Book 1 book cover: A little wizard wearing blue, a black raven, and a tiny ghost run down a path

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A magical tale that's got great voice, this illustrated story will enchant young readers who want excitement without a ton of peril. The Story of Gumluck the Wizard: Book One is a carefully crafted moral tale by veteran illustrator Adam Rex (On Account of the Gum). It deals with the complex issue of truth, asking when is truth good to hear, and when does it hurt? Some funny moments brighten the pages, as provided by the wisecracking raven, who makes up in opinion what she might lack in magic. Younger siblings can enjoy this story, too, since the wizarding world of Gumluck isn't very scary at all.

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