The Story of Gumluck the Wizard: Book One (Hardcover)
Silly Little Guy alert! Silly Little Guy alert!!! Join Gumluck, the little wizard who lives in a big hill, as he uses magic to help the unappreciative townsfolk, gets a ghost stuck in his hair, bothers a raven named Helvetica, is visited by a fairy who’s a real bummer, eats ice cream, and dreams of being a hero! Hilarious and surprisingly tender, I can’t wait for the next book in this brand new series!
Bo— From Staff Picks: Beginning Readers
A 2023 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS!
"Adorable."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Readers will fall in love with [Gumluck]."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Silly and heartfelt."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"[A] spellbinding read."—Booklist, starred review
"Here's a tale to treasure."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Meet Gumluck the Wizard, the star of a new chapter book series by the inimitable Adam Rex!
This is a story about magic, if you like that kind of thing. It is also a story about a ghost with amnesia, an unpopular fairy, an ungrateful little town, and an extremely wise and helpful raven (who happens to be a pretty talented storyteller). But mostly, it is about a friendly little wizard who lives inside a big hill and really, really, really wants to be a hero. His name is Gumluck, and he is a bumbling noodlehead.
In this tall tale about a short wizard, celebrated author Adam Rex proves once and for all that the biggest heroes often come in the smallest nightgowns.
- Fans of Adam Rex
- Parents and grandparents seeking funny children's book series
- Teachers and librarians looking for engaging children's fantasy and magic books
- Anyone looking for fantasy chapter books
- Readers who enjoy Chris Colfer's A Tale of Magic, the Unicorn Academy series, and Magic Tree House books
"This whimsical story with an adorable protagonist and a strong message is a wonderful addition to the genre.” — Shelf Awareness, starred review
“This breezy chapter book hits the sweet spot in building literacy skills for kids new to solo reading, providing nicely contained episodic stories within an overarching narrative that is as goofy as it is heartwarming.”- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Gumluck is wise but guileless, clumsy but powerful, tender-hearted but superbly courageous. Readers will fall in love with him.” — School Library Journal, Starred Review
“Rejoice, noodlehead fans! Here’s a tale to treasure” — Kirkus, starred review
“Rex deftly wraps big themes—friendship, honesty, justice, self-awareness—into an absurdly silly and heartfelt series launch chronicling a wee wizard’s quest to become a helpful hero.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review