From a book of magic to a miserable old who learns his lesson and elves who make shoes, this book holds many tales of magical happenings. Magic is something that has always amazed and fascinated people. So it is no surprise to find that many stories have magic in them.This is another volume of Despain's The Books of Nine Lives series and this one deals with tales of magic. Again, these stories are easy to read and easy to remember to tell others. Also, I thought many of these magical stories were fun and taught good lessons.