Billy Wizard

Billy Wizard

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The first day at a new school is often tricky, and if the only person who befriends you claims to be a wizard you simply have to make the best of it! Joe is pretty certain that Billy has, as the teacher says, just got an over-active imagination but when he witnesses some pretty odd events at playtime, he's not quite so sure... This is a really engaging book for newly confident readers, which perfectly captures the way young children speak and behave, in the classroom, the playground and at home. It's a refreshing new take both on bullying and on magic.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 10mm | 60g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552546895
  • 9780552546898
  • 1,361,453

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley is the author of three successful historical mystery adventures, set in the eighteenth century and following the adventures of a young boy called Tom Marlowe. The first in the series, DEATH AND THE ARROW, was shortlisted for an 'Edgar' mystery-writers award in the USA. Chris's first-ever book, DOG MAGIC!, was published by Young Corgi and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. He has also written historical non-fiction for young readers. Chris is also an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, whose work often appears in high-profile publications including THE NEW STATESMAN. He is married, with a young son.show more

Review quote

"A sensitive story about finding your feet and coping with aggression, and particularly notable for the depiction of father-son bonding" * TES Teacher * "Author and illustrator Priestly explores sensitively, and with well judged humour, the developing friendship of Joe and Billy . . . This is a tale of evolving friendship told with warmth" * Books for Keeps * "Sure to strike a chord . . . [Chris Priestley's] wry observation that it's not just children who can be bashful hits home too" * Junior Education * "Entertaining and amusing" * Carousel * "An interesting, pacey story" * Primary Times *show more

Review Text

"An interesting, pacey story"show more

Back cover copy

What do you do if your new friend says he's a wizard? It's Joe's first day at his new school - and he's not the only new boy. But Billy says he's not really a boy - he's a wizard! Joe is pretty sure Billy is making it up. Then something very surprising happens at playtime, and Joe can't help wondering... A very entertaining story about starting at a new school, from a highly acclaimed author/illustrator. Young Corgi books are perfect for building reading confidence.show more

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