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The Wizard Takes a Holiday

(The Wizard Tales #1)

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A much-loved wizard takes a vacation to rural, fantastical Indiana, where he finds getting away from his work is harder than he thinks.

Re-released on 12/1/12.

Now includes The Wizard Takes a Holiday by Red Tash, Application of the Scientific Method to Family Management by Ash Krafton, Southern Hospitality by Claudia Lefeve, and Lucian's First Trick by Red Tash.
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Published August 15th 2011 by Red Tash Books (first published August 11th 2011)
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Marianne
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a fun story – the `snot nosed toddler` was an adorable twist. How I wished when I was small that I had similar talents. If one opens their mind, it makes you wonder if there are really wizards walking around us along with children with special talents – we just don’t notice them. I love stories that travel into the supernatural world in this manner. Good job!

I also really enjoyed the other stories this ebook has to offer – it contains some really good pieces by several other writers (I wan
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Katy
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you like a laugh and a short story
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Short, humorous fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: anyone who likes wizards and enjoys a laugh

Disclosure: I picked this book up for myself when it was on free promotion on Smashwords. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: A much-loved wizard takes a vacation to rural, fantastical Indiana, where he finds getting away from his work is harder than he thinks.

My Thoughts: Oh, so fun! There really is nothing I can tell you about the plot without spoiling it, as it is very short,
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Lauren (Northern Plunder)
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The Wizard Takes a Holiday
The shortest and sweetest of the five tales, I squee'd with delight at this one. The Wizard takes a holiday, and relaxes at a drive-in movie (one of these has actually opened up not far from me lately and I really want to go!) but relaxing doesn't go quite as planned thanks to a snotty child and a baby troll. This is probably the shortest of all the stories but it was a great intro
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Rachel Eliason
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Red Tash's The Wizard Takes a Holiday is a fast fun read. It tells the story of a wizard who is taking a vacation, going to a drive in movie. A wizard's job is never done, however, as he quickly discovers.
This is a free short story that is a great introduction to Red Tash's quirky but fun writing style. It is engaging and can be easily read in one setting. It would be a good choice for your kindle or smartphone when you want a short read, like on the bus or waiting at the doctor's office, etc.
Julie Jansen
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a quick, fun read about a wizard trying to watch a movie at a drive-in theater. Enjoyed it very much.
Pauline Creeden
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Funny and enjoyable short read with memorable characters.
Joanne
Oct 03, 2012 added it
Shelves: 2012-books-read
The Wizard is at the drive-in, watching families trying to settle in for a night of watching movies, when a little girl walks up to him and offers him a cheese snack.
All of a sudden, in the back area of the drive-in, there is an ogre. Rather large and playing with a tire against a truck. The wizard saves the day and the drive-in. Hooray!
Cute short story, will continue to read Red Tash's works. Enjoyable.
Cheryl
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cheryl by: Amazon-Free Kindle Book
Cute little short story about a old wizard attending a movie. I enjoyed reading it.

About 70% of this 'book' is advertisement for other products from this author as well as including a plea to review the 'free' book. It was a big turnoff and left me irritated.
Charlotte Stevenson
Apr 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Not a very good, but did make me laugh :)
Lourie
Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute story but only a couple of pages long - the rest of the book is to showcase the authors other works.
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