The Magician is intuitive, mystical, has extra sensory perception. Some magicians are truly magical, others recognize and use the magic surrounding them.
Septimus Heap by Angie Sage . This series of books follows the adventures of Septimus Heap who, as a seventh son of a seventh son, has extraordinary magical powers. After he becomes an apprentice to the arch (“ExtraOrdinary”) wizard of the series, Marcia Overstrand, he must study for seven years and a day until his apprenticeship ends. In the first book, he is known as Young Army Expendable Boy 412, until his great-aunt, Zelda Zanuba Heap reveals his true identity.
Harry is an orphan who lives with his horrible Aunt, Uncle and cousin…the Dursleys… He lives under the stairs and is about to find out something they don’t want him to know…Harry is a wizard and has been accepted into Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is also going to find out the truth about the evil wizard Voldemort who murdered his parents, but was unable to kill Harry…
Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda is very smart and has magical powers. All she wants to do is go to school where she can read books and learn, but her dimwitted parents think she is an idiot and foolish. Eventually Matilda is allowed to go to school and becomes very close with her kind teacher Miss Honey who sees all the wonderful things about Matilda, but also at school is the horrible head mistress Miss Trunchbull who tortures the children and terrifies them all. Matilda soon finds out a surprising connection between Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull and her very magical powers are put to good use!
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. The book centers on a boy, Bastian Balthazar Bux, who is neglected by his father (who has sunken into despair after having lost his wife) and is bullied by his schoolmates. While running from some of them, Bastian bursts into the antique book store of Carl Conrad Coreander. Bastian steals a book from the store called The Neverending Story which Coreander has been reading; he hides in his school’s attic, where he proceeds to read the story through the rest of the day and the night, not realizing that he has effectively become a part of it.
The book begins in Fantastica, when a “will-o’-the-wisp” goes to ask the Childlike Empress for help against the Nothing, which is spreading over the land. The Empress is ill, which is believed to be the cause of the Nothing (or vice versa); she sends the only person that can stop the Nothing, a boy warrior named Atreyu, to find a cure for her. Atreyu is a brave person, being considered a man even though he is a young boy of Bastian’s age.The majority of the story takes place in the parallel world of Fantastica , a world being destroyed by the Nothing, a mysterious force. The first protagonist is a young warrior who is asked by the Empress of Fantastica to set off and find a way to stop the Nothing; the other protagonist is a boy from the real world, a reader of a novel with the same title, for whom the story gradually becomes more and more realistic and who through his belief in the magical world and the Empress helps to save it from the Nothing.
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. This narrative features a unicorn who after seeing a group of hunters galloping through the forests comes to believe she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others. Along the way she is captured by a side show thinking that she is a white horse, because only honest and true people can see her for what she truly is. Traveling with the sideshow is Schmendrick the magician, who isn’t really very magical, but sees the unicorn for who she truly is and frees her from the side show and accompanies her on her dangerous quest to find the other unicorns.