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by | Read by Jeff Woodman

Children Ages 8+ • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1999

In the kingdom of Pergamontio, in days of yore, a servant boy named Fabrizio tries to help his master, Magnus the Magician, figure out royal intrigues that could lead to death for both boy and old man. Will the boy's headstrong choices doom them both—or solve the mystery of the haunted castello? Newbery Medal winner Avi gives us another absorbing adventure, and Jeff Woodman is in top form. He provides listeners intimate access to voices young, old, male, female, and, perhaps, even ghostly. In this tale of magic versus reason, Woodman casts a spell, drawing listeners down twisting stairs lit by flickering candle sconces, revealing his characters at every turn. M.M.C. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]

Trade Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2010

CD ISBN 978-0-545-15169-6 $25.99 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-545-17472-5 $25.99


Library Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2010

CD ISBN 978-0-545-03324-4 $49.99 • Five CDs

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