Reviews for Septimus Heap : The Magykal Papers

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 4 Up--Fans of Sage's saga will rejoice in the little pieces of "magyk" collected here. Beautifully rendered in full color, these papers, pamphlets, and journal entries add extra life to the world of Septimus Heap. The material is separated geographically, forming sections on "The Castle," "The Wizard's Tower," and so on, which makes reading from cover to cover difficult. Instead, readers will want to peruse the "papers" while waiting for the next installment in the series. Amazingly detailed drawings add life to each character and place that Zug depicts. This book, however, is just for true fans of the series. There are no new stories, just extra details designed to delight those already invested in Septimus's journey. A must-have where the books are popular, but an additional purchase for all others.--Lisa Marie Williams, East Gwillimbury Public Library, Holland Landing, Ontario

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