Full title: So You Want to be a Wizard [a novel]
Creator / Author: Diane Duane
Item Type / Page count: Book / 386p
When Published: 1983 and later
Publisher / Place of Publication: Magic Carpet Books Harcourt Inc. / San Diego, USA
About: This is a fantasy novel for young adults and the first in the Young Wizards Series. The main character, Nita, is having some problems with bullies. However, when she comes across a certain book in the library it leads to all kinds of adventures. When your family have read all the Harry Potters, this book and the others in the series might just cast an enchanting spell.
ID number(s): 9780152162504
Chapters: Prologue — Preliminary Exercises — Research and Development — Temporospatial Claudications: use and abuse – Exocontinual Protocols — Entropics: detection and avoidance — Contractual Magic: an introduction – Major Wizardries: termination and recovery — Timeheart.
WW Connection #1: Diane Duane is a prolific science fiction and fantasy writer and the recipient of several awards. She is American by birth but has been living in the West Wicklow area for many years. She has written dozens of books, short stories, television and film screenplays (including Star Trek), comics, graphic novels and computer games content.
Extra #1: Opening lines: “Part of the problem, Nita thought as she tore desperately down Rose Avenue, is that I can’t keep my mouth shut…”
Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.
Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.
Extra #4: Some editions include a preview of ‘Deep Wizardry’, the second book in the series.
Extra #5: Link to Diane Duane’s website
Extra #6: Read all about Diane Duane on Wikipedia
Hat-Tip: To author Diane Duane for listing her works here, thus saving this blogger from possible carpal tunnel complications.