Florence received this fabulous series of books, The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell and she loved them so much, I bought the collection for my class too. All of the children really love them and tell me they are their new favourite books, so I just knew I had to share them here with you.
The Wizards of Once is a brilliantly imagined world. Filled with magical creatures, fairies, ogres, giants, witches and ravens, Florence absolutely devoured these books and found the stories engrossing. Cowell has cleverly combined folklore and traditions with old magic and mixed it up with fantastic twists. The illustrations – by Cowell herself – perfectly match and enhance the feelings evoked by the story. The story is of a young Wizard named Xar and Wish who is a warrior girl. When their worlds collide a thrilling adventure of dark forests and mystical tales entwine.
I would highly recommend these books for readers in the 8-12 year age range, all depending on their reading ability. I’ve heard the audio book, spoken by David Tennant, is equally brilliant. Something for a summer staycation perhaps?