Chapter One: Bullies
"Hey, Edward!" said Peter Cooper. "Where are you going? Up to see the crazy man?"
"Moongobble isn't crazy," I said, trying not to let Peter make me angry.
"I hear they're never going to let him into the Society of Magicians!" yelled Thomas Baker.
I walked faster, trying to ignore the two boys, as Mother had always told me to do. But I knew that wouldn't work. Peter and Thomas wanted to make me cry, and they wouldn't stop until they did.
I don't know why big kids feel like they have to pick on smaller kids. Maybe it's not that way other places. But it's sure the way things work in our little...