Book List:55 titles

  • 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...


  • Believing is seeing, as the title of this outstanding collection of fantasies proclaims. And "reading is seeing more than you've ever imagined when in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Diana Wynne Jones. Here are seven tales--seven doorways to ...


  • This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and cr...


  • Got the other twelve witches all chasing me. I'll be back for her when I've shook them off. It may take years. Her name is Earwig. Earwig has been at the orphanage ever since she was a baby. That's just how she likes it. She has her best friend, C...


  • Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble -- a powerful sorcerer who lives at Melsto...


  • To observe an eclipse is to witness a rare and unusual event. Under darkened skies the sun becomes a negative image of itself, its corona transforming the landscape into a strange space where anything might happen, and any story may be true… In th...


  • The sequel to Howl's Moving CastleWhen Charmain Baker agreed to look after her great-uncle's house, she thought she was getting blissful, parent-free time to read. She didn't realize that the house bent space and time, and she did not expect to becom...


  • This collection of eighteen stories introduces young readers to the best in both classic and contemporary fantasy. Featuring extracts from enduring classics such as "Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling, C.S.Lewis's "The Silver Chair", and "Five C...






  • Hayley's parents disappeared when she was a baby. Since then, she has been raised and homeschooled by her grandparents. Grandad is overworked and travels a lot; Grandma is much too strict and never lets her meet any children her own age. When Hayley ...


  • Cat Chant and Marianne Pinhoe have discovered something incredibly exciting, truly precious, and very strange—an egg.This egg was not meant to be found. Chrestomanci himself, Cat's guardian and the strongest enchanter in the world, is sure to find ...


  • Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents ariveting collection of unpredictable tales, including: A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast. When Anne has mumps, her drawings come to l...


  • Skiving is getting out of things you do not want to do. It is shirking work and avoiding all boring things. It is a skill no one should be without! It is also an art, which can be carried to a high pitch of perfection. This book is designed to help b...


  • Someone at Stallery Mansion is changing the world. At first, only small details, but the changes get bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad, a twelve-year-old with terrible karma who's just joined the mansion's staff, to find out who is behind it.But h...


  • 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 childrenif you ever se...



  • When the Merlin of Blest dies, everyone thinks it's a natural death. But Roddy and Grundo, two children traveling with the Royal Court, soon discover the truth. The Merlin's replacement and other courtiers are scheming to steal the magic of Blest for...


  • In a world of magic, one man takes charge.Dapper, debonair, and wise, the great enchanter Chrestomanci keeps his world's magic from getting out of control. In these dazzling Stories, no matter what the magical problem, Chrestomanci is in the thick of...


  • It is eight years after the tours from offworld have stopped. High Chancellor Querida has retired, leaving Wizard Corkoran in charge of the Wizards' University. Although Wizard Corkoran's obsession is to be the first man on the moon, and most of his ...


  • In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic--and to hold the title Chrestomanci... The Chants are a family strong in magic, but neither...



  • Rupert Venables is a Magid.It's a Magid's job to oversee what goes on in the vast Multiverse. Actually, Rupert is really only a junior Magid. But he's got a king-sized problem. Rupert's territory includes Earth and the Empire of Korfyros. When his me...


  • HAVE YOU EVER: Lost your companion in a bog? Had trouble identifying a member of the Assassins Guild? Been unable to communicate with the local dragon? Had a hard time figuring out the difference between Dwarfs, Ores, Gnomes, and Trolls? Fea...


  • FOR FORTY YEARS, Wizard Derk's world has been devastated by Mr. Chesney's Pilgrim Parties -- packaged excursions for tourists from the next universe in search of adventure. When mild-mannered Derk is chosen to play the role of this year's Dark Lord, ...



  • A collection of eighteen imaginative stories includes the writings of such authors as C. S. Lewis, L. Frank Baum, Joan Aiken, Isaac Asimov, and Rudyard Kipling, and features black-and-white line drawings. Original....


  • Strange things happen at Hexwood farm. Frm her window, Ann Stavely watches person after person disappear through the farm's gate--and never come out again. Later, in the woods nearby. she meets a tormented sorcerer, who seems to have arisen from a...


  • Kay catches a magic golden leaf and enters a world where wishes comes true, but when she tells each member of the family, they are too busy to listen and understand. But finally Kay tells Granny who does listen and understand because she can remember...


  • A collection of three funny fantasy tales about weird happenings, magical mayhem, and twisting plots includes the story of an armchair that is transformed into a person, four grandmothers coming for a visit at once, and a friend of one's father who r...






  • When the mages of the neighboring universe create environmental catastrophes on Earth, only ""The Ring,"" a secret society of powerful occultists dedicated to the well-being of humankind, can halt their meddling. Reprint. PW. ...





  • In which a humble young carpet merchant wins, then loses, the princess of his dreams Far to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdul...


  • A funny, heartbreaking, stunning book by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the pla...




  • His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams. Night after night, he climbs through the formless Place Between and visits marvelous lands he calls the Almost...


  • A  thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her...


  • After the Goon moves into Sykes' house and refuses to budge, thirteen-year-old Howard learns some startling information about his family, including the fact that he is adopted and that his father is connected with seven wizards who run their town....


  • IN WHICH A WITCH BEWITCHED THE HATTER'S DAUGHTER ... AND THEN SOME. Sophie lived in the town of Market Chipping, which was in Ingary, which was a land where invisible cloaks and seven-league boots really did exist. Which meant that nothing was qui...




  • Polly has two sets of memories... One is normal: school, home, friends. The other, stranger memories begin nine years ago, when she was ten and gate-crashed an odd funeral in the mansion near her grandmother's house. Polly's just beginning to recall...


  • A wild comic fantasy from a master of the supernatural There are good witches and bad witches, but the law says that all witches must be burned at the stake. So when an anonymous note warns, "Someone in this class is a witch," the students in 6B are...


  • There's been an accident! Something's wrong! She doesn't know who she is, and doesn't know why she's invisibly floating through the buildings and grounds of a half-remembered boarding school. Then, to her horror, she encounters the ancient evil that...



  • An enchanting fantasy by a master of the supernatural Tonino is the only person in the famous Montana household who wasn't born with an instinct for creating spells, but he has other gifts. His ability to communicate with cats just might help defend...


  • For centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the warring earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the Undying, the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people--from the past, present, and future--must join forces ...







  • SURELY GWENDOLYN CHANT WAS DESTINED FOR GREAT THINGS. Her magic was strong. Strong enough to gain the respect of all the witches and warlocks on Coven Street. Strong enough to draw the attention of the awesome Chrestomanci. Strong enough to get Gwen...


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