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THE ELF MAGICIAN
1983
Illustration from A Mouse's Tale, told by Naomi Lewis from a storyline by Wayne himself and Leonard Price, an old school friend. Wayne produced several of these magical tales for Jonathan Cape in the 80s following the success of Ratsmagic a few years earlier. At the time there was a vogue for fantasies that could equally be appreciated by adults and children, which perfectly suited his style. These days such books tend to be aimed more directly at just children.