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The Truth About Magic

Narrated by: Stanley McGeagh
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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The young adult adventure The Truth About Magic, narrated in jolly Scottish refrain by Stanley McGeagh, concerns Mr. Tipkins, a "gift giver" (i.e. elf wizard), who had to deliver a "gift" to a new baby, Alan.

Unfortunately, Tipkins was in the middle of one really bad day. It was a long and uncomfortable journey to find the baby (Tipkins flying carpet was out of commission - he instead having to fly on a cheap cushion) and when he finally did arrive, a final minor slight led Timpkins to lose his temper. And wizards with tempers should be avoided at all costs.

As a result, Timpkins gave baby Adam a much more powerful gift than intended. Oops.

Summary

When Mr. Tipkins, a gift-giver from the Department of Wishes of Faerie, arrives to give a wish to a newborn baby in the village of Widdershins, he isn't in the best of moods. His uncharacteristic burst of bad temper begins a chain reaction that has consequences no one can foresee.

The Truth About Magic is a story of mistakes and of deception, of wizards (good and bad), and of what happens when perfectly ordinary wishes go wrong.

©2005 Dave Luckett

Critic reviews

"Another fantasy novel with wizards, wands, magic schools and elves, and this is a good one." ( Magpies Magazine)

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