Close your eyes and listen to the magical opening to Wandmaker:



By Ed Masessa

Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. I

SBN-13: 9780545861748

Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo

Age Range: 8 – 12 Years

Magic is real — and it runs in the family — in this charming fantasy adventure about a boy who must balance his magical education with the demands of big-brotherhood, perfect for fans of Jenny Nimmo and Angie Sage.

Henry Leach the Eighth doesn’t know it yet, but he’s descended from a long line of wandmakers. That means he has inherited mysterious powers, a trunk full of strange artifacts… and a whole host of problems.

His biggest problem at the moment, however, is his little sister, Brianna. She’s always had a special talent for getting in his way. And she takes troublemaking to new heights when she’s caught in the crossfire of Henry’s first major spell!

Heartfelt, funny, and imaginative, Wandmaker is sure to leave young readers spellbound.

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Born in nineteen something, Ed Masessa is the second oldest of 10 children. He was raised in the small town of Middlesex, NJ where he lived until moving to the sweltering swamp known as Florida with his wife and three daughters in 1989. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University – neither of which pertains to his current job.

Almost twenty years ago, Ed turned to the wonderful memories of his childhood and began to write. Many of those early stories will never see the light of day. Writing is a craft that takes time, patience, and many revisions. But by continuing to practice and by reading many, many, MANY books by much better authors, Ed was eventually published.

His second book, The Wandmaker’s Guidebook, had a nine-week run on the New York Times Bestseller list, two weeks at #1. He has several works of non-fiction, and his first picture book, Scarecrow Magic, is now on sale. Two companion novels to The Wandmaker’s Guidebook are scheduled to be published in summer 2016 and summer 2017.

He is well respected in the field of Children’s Literature by librarians, reading specialists, teachers, parents, and children’s book writers. He attends and participates in library, reading, and writing conferences throughout the year. And he is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.