The Wizard's Map (Tartan Magic Series #1)

The Wizard's Map (Tartan Magic Series #1)

by Jane Yolen

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Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardry--old folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones without magic are American twins Jennifer and Peter, and they're the ones who need it most.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152163655
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Series: Tartan Magic Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

JANE YOLEN has written more than two hundred books, and has won the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, the Kerlan Award, as well as several of the highest awards in children's literature. She lives in western Massachusetts and Scotland.

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Wizard's Map (Tartan Magic Series #1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a good book, and not a waste of time. If your looking for a book you can finish in a couple of hours, that has a pretty simplistic plot, you would like this. I am a teenager, and I enjoyed the book, but I think a sixth grader would like it better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though fairly enjoyable, the author RUSHED the story to a near-sensless manner. Multiple events start then finish without much meaning or purpose and lacks description. Most happenings in the story occur by mere chance, hardly anything could be reasonably predicted before hand. The most annoying aspect of this book lies in its severe flaw of never clearly explaining a few moderate events.
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pretty good, but not great. We enjoyed this, it is the story of Peter and Jennifer (and their family) who are visiting their grandparents in Scotland and discover that magic is real! The story starts with the entire family driving to the grandparent's house and quickly turns into quite the little adventure. Upon arriving (in almost no time flat) the youngest daughter (Molly) inadvertently colors on an old map while the older children are trying to figure out an odd card game (all found in the attic, of course)...these two events set into motion the freeing of a very old and very evil magical (Michael Scot). Ultimately it becomes Jennifer's daunting task to find the magician in his magic lair and free her entire family...with the help of a dragon, a unicorn and a dog. We enjoyed reading The Wizard's Map, but even my usually less than observant daughter pointed out that since they were twins and the story played on the twins knowing things about one another, that Jennifer really should have been better able to tell when the evil wizard was possessing the brother, so there were some problems with the story, but overall, it was a quick, fun read. Perhaps the additional titles in this series will bring greater character development and tie up some of the loose ends that this particular story created. I give it a's entertaining and whimsical...but a little lacking in character development and the plot is not as tight as it could be.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
Jane Yolen’s The Wizard’s Map provided welcome escape from real world problems into the magic of Scotland. Jennifer and her twin, Peter, find unexpected magic, courage, strength, and patience as they working together with family and allies. With characters to care about and lessons to learn, so-called children’s books have much to offer to all ages of readers. I’ve added the next two books of the Tartan Magic series to my TBR mountain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book failed to move me. The plot was interesting enough, but the writing was poor and many of the parts lacked detail. The ending tore the whole thing apart.