The Apprentice's Handbook: A Course in Wizardology by Dugald Steer

The Apprentice's Handbook: A Course in Wizardology

Written by Dugald Steer

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Become a young wizard apprentice and learn much magical and mythical lore, read legends associated with Merlin, your teacher and with other famous wizards. Twenty four lessons within the covers will give you hours of entertainment and magical learning. Why not take a look at other Wizardology titles such as Wizardology, Wizards of the World, The Apprentice Handbook.


The Apprentice's Handbook: A Course in Wizardology by Dugald Steer

A companion to the best-selling "Wizardology", this book features twenty-four lessons in "Wizardology" presented by Master Merlin that span a whole year's worth of magical learning. Divided into four sections based on the four seasons of the year - and the four elements - young apprentice wizards will learn much magical and mythical lore, while also being able to read legends associated with Merlin himself, and with other famous wizards. Featuring a wizards test - and wizardological homework assignments with every lesson - this wiro bound hardback book features gems and hot foil stamping on the cover, four pages of wizard stickers, and several other magical paper novelties.

About the Author

Dugald Steer

Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 and lives in Surrey. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain, living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time.

Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing, for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. He has written a large number of books, including Mythical Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story and The Night Tiger among others. He has also made contributions to many of Templar’s best known series’, including Maurice Pledger’s Peek and Find series, and Derek Matthews’ highly successful Happy Snappy® series, for which he has written many books. He has edited many other books, has created Picture This... and Alphabet with Alison Jay and has also written The Toys’ Easter Surprise and the Little Mouse series. Dugald has wrote the handbook How to Be a Knight which he recently followed up with How to be an Explorer. Dugald Steer is the author of the hugely successful Ology™ series that includes Dragonology™ and Monsterology™ (writing as Dr. Ernest Drake), Egyptology (as Emily Sands), Wizardology™ (as the wizard Merlin!), Pirateology™ (as Capt. William Lubber) and Mythology (as Lady Hestia Evans), as well as the Ology™ handbooks, model packs, field guides and the Dragonology™ Pocket Adventures. After the success of The Dragon’s Eye, Dug is working on the forthcoming second novel in The Dragonology™ Chronicles – The Dragon Diary, as well as the top-secret seventh title in the Ology series!

‘In the library with Dugald Steer’ - quick fire questions and answers from the author of the Ology books

The Hobbit, by JRR Tollkien

The [insert the name of your diet plan here] plan diet

An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears

Far too long a list. For modern children’s writers, try Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Storud, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Horowitz, Karl Hiaasen, Marcus Sedgwick and that nice Potter lady

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Thousand Nights and a Night, by Unknown

Three authors: Michael Moorcock, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis

In the morning

Merlin, from Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur

Sir Francis Bacon aka William Shakespeare


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Spiral Bound
80 pages
Interest Age: 8+ years


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Publication date

11th September 2006




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