Cover image for Twice magic / written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
Twice magic / written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, [2018]

Physical Description:
382 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"Originally published in 2018 by Hodder Children's Books in Great Britain."
"The Wizard boy Xar and the Warrior girl Wish must learn to work together in order to find the ingredients for an ancient Witch-killing spell if they are to save the wildwoods"-- Provided by publisher.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 6.5.


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COW Book Junior Collection

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From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series--set in a magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.

This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison.

But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the Stone That Takes Away Magic. They will need to cast aside their differences once more--for an Evil Spell has broken free.

It's up to Xar and Wish to find the ingredients. But it means entering dangerous territory unannounced...

Cressida Cowell brings her trademark wit to this spellbinding sequel, along with the stunning artwork and heartfelt adventure that has made her beloved around the world, weaving a story that is sure to transport readers to a world that will enchant and bewitch them.

Author Notes

Cressida Cowell is the #1 internationally bestselling author and illustrator of The Wizards of Once and the How to Train Your Dragon series. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland, where she spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island. She now lives in Hammersmith, England, with her husband, three children, and a dog named Pigeon.

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

This sequel to The Wizards of Once (rev. 1/18) finds brash Xar muffing a breakout from the Gormincrag Rehabilitation Center for the Re-Education of Dark Magic and Wicked Wizards while the more cautious Wish frets in her realms Tower of Educations Punishment Cupboard. After both do successfully escape, they reconnect and take off on a new adventure, tracking ample evidence of the demonic Kingwitchs return. Their parents from feuding kingdomswizard Encanzo the King Enchanter and warrior Queen Sychoraxeventually heed their childrens urgent warnings and begin to rethink their respective groups traditional animosity. This fast-paced sequel is full of the same humor, sketchlike illustrations, use of Capital Letters, and introduction of unique companions (among them an adorable sentient spoon and some capable hairy fairies) as the previous entry. While the ending is completely satisfying, it also leaves plenty of openings for a projected third book. monica Edinger January/February 2019 p 88(c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.