The Chronicles of Chrestomanci

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613310703
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Adventures of the Chrestomanci, an enchanter with nine lives, whose job is to control the practice of magic in the infinite parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds.

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

Author: Meagan Lacy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844402
Format: PDF, ePub
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This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems

Fauler Zauber

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426452464
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In ihrem humorvollen High-Fantasy-Roman erzählt die preisgekrönte britische Autorin Diana Wynne Jones, wie sich eine magische Welt als lukrative Geschäftsidee entpuppt. Ausnahmslos alle – die Zauberer, Soldaten, Bauern, Drachen und Elfen – haben die Nase voll von Mr. Chesneys „Pilgerfahrten“. Jahr für Jahr fallen Touristengruppen aus der benachbarten Welt ein, um ein klassisches Fantasy-Abenteuer zu erleben – mit allem, was dazu gehört: bösen Magierinnen, gefährlichen Drachen und dem furchteinflößenden Dunklen Fürsten. Stets werden andere Bewohner des Reiches dazu auserwählt, diese Rollen zu übernehmen. Aber dieses Jahr reicht es den Leuten. Mr. Chesney mag einen mächtigen Dämon an seiner Seite haben, doch ein Orakel weiß Rat. Nun ist es an Zauberer Derk und seiner Familie aus Menschen und Greifen, den Verwüstungen Einhalt zu gebieten und ihre Welt zu retten. „Niemand erzählt so magische Geschichten wie Diana Wynne Jones.“ Neil Gaiman

Howl s Moving Castle

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062244515
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Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

Aunt Maria

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062200763
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In Cranbury-on-Sea Aunt Maria rules with a rod of sweetness far tougher than iron and deadlier than poison. Strange and awful things keep happening in Cranbury. Why are all the men apparently gray-suited zombies? Why do all the children—if you ever see them—behave like clones? And what has happened to Mig's brother, Chris? Could gentle, civilized Aunt Maria, with her talk and daily tea parties, possibly have anything to do with it? Diana Wynne Jones once again has created a fantastic, magical world. Her brilliant storytelling and wonderful sense of humor totally involve the reader in the lives of a lovable young heroine and a villainess readers will love to hate.

Power of Three

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006220081X
Format: PDF
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Ayna could predict the future. Cari could find what was lost. Gair thought he was ordinary. The three children of Gest, the chief of Garholt, know the perils of the Moor on which they live. The Dorig, their people's enemies, are cold-blooded, fierce underwater creatures who terrify anyone unlucky enough to happen upon them. The Giants are dangerous and violent. But it's not until their home is invaded that Gair learns of a dying curse that endangers all three peoples of the Moor. A curse that ordinary Gair, with the help of his extraordinary brother and sister, may be able to break, but only at the most dreadful risk to all three, and to the Moor itself.

Mixed Magics

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061756894
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Dapper, debonair, and wise, the great enchanter Chrestomanci has nine lives and a strong personality as well as strong magic. That personality reverberates in each of these four dazzling stories. A warlock tries to escape Chrestomanci's justice by fleeing to another world-with hilarious results. Cat Chant and Tonino Montana reluctantly join forces when Chrestomanci sends them on a visit that turns suddenly dangerous. The youngest best-selling dreamer needs Chrestomanci's help when she finds she can't dream anymore. And as the gods of an ever-so-orderly world try to destroy the young Sage of Dissolution, Chrestomanci lends a hand. Like Chrestomanci himself, acclaimed author Diana Wynne Jones has a graceful flair, which sparkles in the remarkable wit, imagination, and intelligence of these fast-paced tales.