|Poor Henry. It''s not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It''s not enough that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he''s "prickly on the outside, squishy within." It''s not enough that the only talent he shows at Wizard''s Hall is an ability to make messes of even the simplest spells. Now, when Wizard''s Hall is threatened by a cruel sorcerer''s fearsome beast, it is up to Henry--er, Thornmallow--to figure out how to save not only his new friends but also the entire school for wizards.|
From the Publisher:
A bungling sorcerer's apprentice, who makes a mess of even the simplest spells, finds an opportunity to prove his true worth when his school, Wizard's Hall, and his classmates are threatened by a cruel sorceror's evil beast. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Multifaceted author Jane Yolen spent her childhood in New York City, Virginia, and California. She attended Smith College, and after graduation began working at the Knopf publishing company. Yolen writes for adults, young adults, and children. Her first book for children, PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, was published in 1963. Her son, musician Adam Stemple, frequently collaborates with her on the songs that appear in her books. Jane Yolen is admired for her skill as an author, poet, playwright, and anthologist.