Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... because it just so happens that Fred is a Wizard!
Sounds pretty great, right? Except that Fred is absolutely, completely, mind-boggingly TERRIBLE at magic. At school, he's stuck in a class of wizards half his age, feeling like a twit among tots. At home, he's endlessly teased by his siblings and always a disappointment to his parents. All Fred wants is to become a better wizard....
So when he hears about a competition to meet Merlin (yes, THE Merlin!) Fred knows it's his one chance to prove to his family that he's not the worst wizard in town. The catch? To win the competition he has to capture the tail of a terrifying, fire-breathing lizard...
From Simon Philip, author of You Must Bring a Hat and I Really Want the Cake , and Sheena Dempsey, illustrator of Dave Pigeon, comes a tale full of magic and fun.
This is Book 1 in the Fred: Wizard in Training Series. See all Fred: Wizard in Training books here.
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"This is a story about Fred."
Simon was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary schooMore about Simon Philip
Lucy Courtenay (Author)
Lucy Courtenay spent many years working in publishing, before seeing sense and leaving to pursue writing children's fiction full-time. She has contributed to a number of series for young readers including Beast Quest and Animal Ark, whilst more recently writing romance for young adults. When not writing, she enjoys singing, reading