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The Wizard of Rondo Book Review

The Wizard of Rondo by Emily Rodda
Courtesy of Scholastic Press
The Wizard of Rondo Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 18, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Leo and Mimi return to the magical world of Rondo only to find that another dangerous adventure awaits. Kidzworld has the inside scoop on The Wizard of Rondo by Emily Rodda.

Author: Emily Rodda

It has been a week since cousins Leo and Mimi visited Rondo—the world inside their late Aunt’s music box. To keep the greedy Blue Queen from knowing that they possess the all-powerful Key to Rondo, they have to make regular appearances in the village. That way the Blue Queen will think they’re trapped in Rondo forever.


The Quest Team

But their return to Rondo becomes more than just a pop in, pop out kind of visit. Leo and Mimi wind up involved in another dangerous mission. This time, their friends Conker, Freda and Bertha have dubbed themselves the Quest team. They receive a distressed letter from Muffy Clogg, the aunt of a wizard’s apprentice. She asks the Quest team to help her nephew, who has been transformed into a mushroom and arrested by Officer Begood. She also requests that they search for Wizard Bing who has disappeared without a trace.


"Dare to Call the Strix"

Leo, Mimi and their friends trek to the Hobnob and begin a full-scale investigation. There are many suspects, but no one seems to know anything about Wizard Bing’s mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, a cloud palace said to be the home of an evil ancient being called the Strix is hovering near the Hobnob. If they’re not careful, they may fall under the Strix’s hypnotic power.


The Bottom Line

While the first novel in the series, The Key to Rondo, reads like an magical adventure, this novel, The Wizard of Rondo, has more of a who-done-it, potential murder mystery type of vibe. It’s a little confusing at times when numerous characters are conversing in the same scene. But the story still delivers a strong climax, a shocking twist and tons of familiar fairy tale faces.


The Wizard of Rondo Rating: 4


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