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Billy Wizard
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A perfect, funny school story which will charm newly confident readers.

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Chris Priestley is the author of three successful historical mystery adventures, set in the eighteenth century and following the adventures of a young boy called Tom Marlowe. The first in the series, DEATH AND THE ARROW, was shortlisted for an 'Edgar' mystery-writers award in the USA. Chris's first-ever book, DOG MAGIC!, was published by Young Corgi and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. He has also written historical non-fiction for young readers.Chris is also an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, whose work often appears in high-profile publications including THE NEW STATESMAN. He is married, with a young son.

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A sensitive story about finding your feet and coping with aggression, and particularly notable for the depiction of father-son bonding * TES Teacher *
Author and illustrator Priestly explores sensitively, and with well judged humour, the developing friendship of Joe and Billy . . . This is a tale of evolving friendship told with warmth * Books for Keeps *
Sure to strike a chord . . . [Chris Priestley's] wry observation that it's not just children who can be bashful hits home too * Junior Education *
Entertaining and amusing * Carousel *
An interesting, pacey story * Primary Times *

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