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The last Dragonslayer

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery. So it "s a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Young adult fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 9781444707175 1444707175 9781444707199 1444707191
OCLC Number: 649803445
Description: 281 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Jasper Fforde.

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Jasper Fforde's first work for a younger generation of readers: hilarious, offbeat and bewitching, this is the start of a Dragonslayer trilogy  Read more...

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'Highly recommended. Very funny' -- Independent '[Fforde's] ripping yarn of magic in decline mashes up the usual spells-and-beasts motif with a satire on corporate cash and tabloid values.' -- i Read more...

 
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But what if you don't WANT to kill the last dragon?

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2012-02-05) Very Good Permalink

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is a foundling, raised by the Sisterhood (officially "The Blessed Ladies of the Lobster") and serving out her indentured servitude as the acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management, an organization of kooky wizards who do magic for hire. Magic has been...
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