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The Wizards of Once

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    The Wizards of Once is a series of four fantasy adventure books for readers 8+ by Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2019-2022) and the author of the bestselling How To Train Your Dragon books.
     
    The Wizards of Once is set in an ancient land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic. The books follow the adventures of Xar and Wish, a boy and a girl from opposing tribes, both concealing secrets. Xar is from a wizard tribe, but was born with no magic, and Wish is from a Warrior tribe, yet is hiding a banned Magical Object. Wizards and Warriors are taught from birth to hate each other, but when Xar and Wish’s worlds collide, a whirlwind adventure starts where they must work together and forget their differences.
     
    Cressida Cowell is one of the most popular British authors for this age group and an expert at writing magical adventures. The How to Train Your Dragon series has sold over 11 million books and been made into a major DreamWorks film franchise. She published book one in this series, The Wizards of Oncein 2017 and it was a hit with critics and kids, winning the Blue Peter Award.
     
    The Wizards of Once series is a quartet which you need to read in order, and the fourth and final book, The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever will come out in September 2020. Watch Cressida talk about the epic conclusion to the series here.
     
    Witch and wizard books are always popular, and Cressida Cowell’s books are always sure to spark kids’ imaginations thanks their thrilling plots and wonderful characters. The series also makes a great class read, and you can find some helpful KS2 teaching resources in our additional resources for how to get the most out of the books in the classroom.
     
    All the The Wizards of Once books in order:
     
    Book 1: The Wizards of Once (2017)
    Book 2: The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic (2018)
    Book 3: The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times (2019)
    Book 4: The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever (Sept. 2020)

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