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Angie Sage

Autor(a) de Magyk

109+ Works 24,235 Membros 508 Reviews 32 Favorited

About the Author

Angie Sage was born in London in 1952. Although she initially attended medical school, she left to study graphic design and illustration at an art school in Leicester, England. After graduation, she began illustrating books and then later moved onto writing. She is the author of two children's mostrar mais series: Septimus Heap and Araminta Spookie. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Angie Sage

Magyk (2005) 6,837 cópias, 178 resenhas
Flyte (2006) 4,060 cópias, 66 resenhas
Physik (2007) 3,368 cópias, 51 resenhas
Queste (2008) 2,657 cópias, 46 resenhas
Syren (2009) 1,903 cópias, 33 resenhas
Darke (2011) 1,326 cópias, 34 resenhas
Fyre (2013) 896 cópias, 22 resenhas
The Magykal Papers (2009) 448 cópias, 3 resenhas
My Haunted House (2006) 398 cópias, 13 resenhas
PathFinder (2014) 344 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Sword in the Grotto (2006) 247 cópias, 10 resenhas
Frognapped (2007) 199 cópias, 4 resenhas
SandRider (2015) 190 cópias, 5 resenhas
Vampire Brat (2007) 166 cópias, 4 resenhas
Rise of the Dragons (2019) 145 cópias, 1 resenha
StarChaser (2016) 144 cópias, 1 resenha
Ghostsitters (2008) 123 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Darke Toad (2013) 112 cópias, 3 resenhas
Maximillian Fly (2019) 73 cópias, 1 resenha
Twilight Hauntings (2020) 67 cópias, 3 resenhas
Magyk / Flyte (2007) 66 cópias
Monkeys in the Jungle (1993) 63 cópias, 1 resenha
Gargoyle Hall (2014) 34 cópias, 4 resenhas
Skeleton Island (2015) 21 cópias, 2 resenhas
Midnight Train (2021) 20 cópias
Mouse (2001) 19 cópias
Hello Ducks! (2001) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Shark Island (2002) 13 cópias
No Banana! (2001) 13 cópias
Molly and the Party (2001) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
God Gave Me Feelings (2000) 12 cópias
Molly at the Dentist (2001) 9 cópias
That's Mine, That's Yours (1992) 8 cópias
Crocodile Canal (1999) 6 cópias
Piglet, Pooh and Friends (2001) 6 cópias
The lonely puppy (2003) 6 cópias
My Yellow Book (1997) 5 cópias, 3 resenhas
My Big Busy Bus (2002) 5 cópias
The Trouble with Babies (1990) 5 cópias
I Spy Baby! (1994) 5 cópias
The Great Mushroom Mix-up (1994) 4 cópias
Happy Baby (1990) 4 cópias
Viajar no Tempo (2009) 3 cópias
Tom's Party: Numbers (1996) 3 cópias
Color Window: In the Garden (Color Windows) (1995) — Ilustrador — 3 cópias
Funny Forest Animals (1995) 3 cópias
Playful Pets (1995) 3 cópias
Fantastic Farm Noises (1995) 3 cópias
Red Ball (1998) 2 cópias
Dear Alien (Colour Jets) (1998) 2 cópias
Ellie and the Wolves (1996) 2 cópias
La Révolte des Dragons: Livre 1 (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Vampirizadas (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Nightmare Song, The 1 exemplar(es)
Yellow Ice (Colors Board Books) (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
On the Go (1995) — Ilustrador — 1 exemplar(es)
Falkenreiter - Flucht aus Luma (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Araminta Spuk Allein zu Haus (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Where is Little Lamb? (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Magyk / Flyte / Physik / Queste (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Magyk / Flyte / Physik 1 exemplar(es)
Blue Hat (I Like Colours) (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
My White Book (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
My Blue Book (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Family (Bath Books) (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Number Bus (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Ucus (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Alphabet Express (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
My Red Book 1 exemplar(es)
Araminta Tekinsiz Acayip Misafir (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Todhunter Moon 03 - SternenJäger (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Colour Jets: Dear Alien Hb (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
SEPTIMUS 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

It's Tough Being an Infant (1996) — Ilustrador — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1952
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Groot-Brittannië
Local de nascimento
Thames Valley, United Kingdom
Ocupação
novelist

Membros

Resenhas

Magyk by Angie Sage contains some wonderfully whimsical and humorous ideas, such as the Supreme Custodian's diabolical plans seemingly only working out when formulated from within the women's restroom due to ghost restrictions. However, I wish the author leaned more into the bizarre and whimsical nature of the world she created.

This book has a tendency to underdevelop characters and details while also overexplaining things. I likely would have found the repetition and simplification as well as the use of bolding and capitalization juvenile even as a young child. The characters do not have distinct voices, and most do not have unique personalities. The dialogue is strange and the phrasing unnatural, making the first half of the book very difficult to get through (ex: "He had broken his fifth metacarpal. His little finger."). Random things are constantly added into the story, such as a magical dragon-boat, which could have worked if the bizarre and whimsical aspects of the world were consistently part of more of the story. If that were the case, this could have been a wonderful Alice-in-Wonderland-esque children's book. Instead, each addition feels like it was not thought through, with no connection to earlier in the book, as if the author just added things in as they came to mind.

I thought the plot was very predictable, but I enjoyed the tie-in of the book's cover design and Septimus' apprentice journal at the end. I found myself looking forward to the illustrations at the start of each chapter, and the seamless perspective switches between characters and even creatures were fun.
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rosearia | outras 177 resenhas | Jul 1, 2024 |
{My thoughts} – Araminta and Wanda are on yet another nice little adventure. This time they are questing to find Wanda’s dads missing frogs. Apparently his frogs have gone missing and Araminta is the first to be blamed. However, she didn’t take them so she’s decided to open up a detectives agency in an attempt to try and find them for him.

Their quest leads them lots of different places, eventually Araminta discovers where they might really be. She ends up requesting the help of Sir Horace and he proves to make the adventure just a little more entertaining in my opinion.

I do think that any child interested in the paranormal, mystery type books would enjoy reading these. I am looking forward to beginning the next book in the series very soon.
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Zapkode | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
{My thoughts} – Araminta and Wanda are still attending Gargoyle Hall and they are getting ready to go on a field trip to a place called Skeleton Island. Araminta is looking forward to this field trip because she has been there before with her Uncle Drac and he had given her a map that is suppose to lead her to a Pirate’s Treasure. She has only shared this information with Wanda but they both seem interested in meeting some pirate’s and having fun on their trip.

Once they get to the Island they are all paired off into groups of four and they end up with two other girls that neither Araminta or Wanda want to be paired with. However, when one of the two other girls asks to change groups they are told that isn’t a possibility and that it is the luck of the draw they they were placed with those two girls.

The trip goes smoothly for the most part, they are meant to find different rocks and different types of grass together for their assignment. However, Aramenta gets this idea in her head that she’d like to scare the two girls they are working with and well let’s just say the outcome isn’t what either of the girls would have expected.

If you’d like to know what happens you will need to read the book. I have come to love how these books have a bit of humor, paranormal and mystery all wrapped up into them. I also love how they can draw the reader in and are for the most part nice and fast reads that you can knock out in a couple of hours.

I do recommend these books for any child that enjoys mystery, paranormal and humor in their books. I am certain that they will enjoy these books as much as I have enjoyed reading them. I plan to give the entire series to date to my children as soon as I am through posting this review.
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Zapkode | 1 outra resenha | Jun 1, 2024 |
{My thoughts} – Araminta is excited because her birthday is coming up and she is looking forward to celebrating. However, her Aunt Tabby wins a contest and all the adults go on a trip leaving the children behind in the care of other adults.

It turns out that her Great Aunt can’t make it to babysit, but her cousin does. Her cousin and Wanda then plan a surprise prefer Araminta without her every figuring out a thing about it.

While Araminta is sad about not being able to celebrate her birthday the way she wanted to she decides to help Sir Horace. Sir Horace’s castle is up for auction and she’s determined to get it back for him.

The end of the book blends both situations together and wraps it all up in a neat little bow.

I am sure any child that likes a bit of mystery and paranormal mixed together can easily enjoy this series as much as I have been. I really am enjoying this series and am looking forward to starting the next book.
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Zapkode | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
109
Also by
1
Membros
24,235
Popularidade
#866
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
508
ISBNs
736
Idiomas
25
Favorito
32

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