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 Dragon in the library (Kit The Wizard)
 Author: Stowell, Louie

 Publisher:  Walker Books (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 196 p., ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 859236 ISBN: 9781536214932
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Wizards -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Libraries -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction
 Dragons -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Kit Spencer can't stand reading. But when her best friends, Josh and Alita, drag her to the local library, Kit makes an incredible discovery: she's a wizard-and books are the key to her abilities. Unfortunately, a greedy businessman wants to tear down the beloved library, destroying all its magic.

 Illustrator: Ortu, Davide

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   Kirkus Reviews (+) (01/15/20)
   Booklist (03/01/21)

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Booklist - 03/01/2021 Kit and her two best friends, Josh and Alita, are trying to decide what to do on the first day of summer vacation. Kit wants to explore an old, overgrown cemetery, but Alita and Josh want to go to the library. Kit thinks that is a mind-numbingly boring idea, but she gives in. The library, however, changes Kit’s life: according to Faith, the librarian, Kit is a wizard, and it will be up to Faith to guide her into both wizardry and librarianship, skills that are inextricably linked. Kit is thrilled, especially when she starts learning spells, until a threat appears in the form of Hadrian Salt, a wealthy wannabe wizard. He wants to wake up the dragon sleeping under the library and drain her power. Faith, Kit, and her friends have to work together to stop him. Stowell stirs together her characters and her narrator with a cheery spoon, and her story is generously laced with humor. With inviting text and an engaging protagonist, this should have wide appeal. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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