The wizard has big summer plans: to garden, to fish, and to nap. The only thing better would be if he had someone nice to share the days with. But the only people who show up want him to rescue yet another princess, lift the usual vile curse, confront a fearsome ghost, deal with a pack of magical hooligans, harvest a crop of golden cucumbers, and on and on. . . .
A wizard's work is never done
[star] "The most entertaining magical world since Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest . . . Another winner."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Vande Velde knows her way around fairy tales and fantasy and has a wicked sense of humor about both."--The Bulletin
"Lighthearted and sly."--Booklist