The Wizard Test

Bibliographic Information: Bell, H. (2005). The Wizard Test. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Brief Annotation: Dayven doesn’t want to be a wizard, but when he takes the wizard test, he finds he has a gift for magic. He becomes an apprentice with an older wizard, and they go on a journey that will forever change Dayven’s beliefs about wizards.

Genre: Fantasy

Grade Level: 5-6

Readers who will like this: Children who like fantasy; children who like wizards, magic, sorcery.

Rating/Response: 3 I thought this book was a good read, but I think children who like fantasy books will like it better than children who do not like fantasy.  It is definitely a book one needs time to get into and ideas become more clear upon reading further in the book.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever thought of someone in a way that changed once you got to know the person?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Chapter)

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a good free choice chapter book because students can pick out themes in the story, such as destiny/fate, growing up, loyalty, etc.

Posted by: Jenna Bosch


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