Ozzy Toffy's adventure, which began in Wizard for Hire, continues when one dark and windy night, he gets out of bed, jumps out his window, and walks straight into the ocean.
More than ever, Ozzy could really use the services of Rin, the wizard he hired to help find his parents—but Rin is missing, despite Ozzy's continual attempts to contact him. And Clark, the mechanical bird his father left him, is as peculiar and vain as ever.
When a mysterious package arrives, Ozzy and his good friend Sigi are sure that the plane ticket and thumb drive they find inside are from Rin. Trying to get Clark through security at the airport proves complicated—as most things are with Clark. But when they arrive in New York, they discover there's even more adventure in store for them.
Will Rin return and save the day? Will Ozzy figure out why he keeps walking into the ocean? Can Sigi find a way to trust her delinquent father? Will someone please appreciate Clark the way he'd like to be appreciated? For once? Wizard for Hire: Apprentice Needed is a story filled with humor and excitement that shows us the magic in everyday things.
Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
|Size||5.5 x 7.8|
|Published||Shadow Mountain 2019|
|Audiobook Narrator||Kirby Heyborne|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approximately 10 hrs.|
In book two after an exciting end of the villain in book one, the story starts several months later. Rin has disappeared and now Ozzy is living with Sigi and her mother, Rin's ex-wife. Of course, it doesn't take long for things to start heating up and again and Sigi, Clark, and Ozzy are off again on a new adventure; this time to New York City. Many new things are uncovered about Ozzy, his parents, and why Ozzy's finger does weird things. Again, I love Clark the mechanical bird and his great wit. This book is exciting and has great action that keeps the story moving. This whole series is a fun one especially for tweens & teens between the ages of 10-15. Anyone that likes a little fantasy, mystery and action combined will enjoy the Wizard for Hire books.
I love to find books that I can read, but that I can share with my kids. This is one of those. I love the way the plot is interesting enough for adults and kids alike. This is one I would read with/to my kids.
Ozzy is one of my all time favorite characters. He’s just a teenage boy. But he’s been through so much stuff that would have broken an adult, yet he just keeps going on doing his best. This one starts with even more craziness for Ozzy. Someone seems to be able to take over his mind and make him do things he would never otherwise do.
The point of views in this one bounce around a bit. I love that! The reader gets to know what’s going on in the mind of the bad guys, Sigi and sometimes even Clark. I love that bird! His character keeps this book from getting to serious. One thing that I find really interesting is that the reader never gets to see things through Rin’s point of view. Maybe his point of view wouldn’t even make any sense, a lot of what he says doesn’t really.
The plot of this one is full of adventure, kidnappings, craziness, and just plain fun. The reader never knows what will be coming next. That’s part of the fun of this one.
Obert Skye is a master of writing these types of books! I love the way he writes his characters and plots. They are all just plain fun. You need this book in your life!