Charmed Life

Charmed Life

Book - 1993
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A bewitching comic fantasy by a master of the supernaturalCat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.
Publisher: London : Mammoth, 1993, c1977
ISBN: 9780749714734
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Jones 05ya 01
Characteristics: 208 p


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May 02, 2018

Before JK Rowling caught the fancy of an entire generation with her tales of boy wizards fighting dark lords, there were stalwarts like Diana Wynne Jones quietly churning book after book full of magic and mayhem. A must read if you like the fantasy genre.

Jan 07, 2016

Loved this book and all the others. A must read no matter the age (my 16 year old sister loves this book).

Mar 16, 2015

Absolutely wonderful and original. The story is quick and fun, with perfect character flaws and insights. Great!

vpl_childrens Aug 15, 2014

Because of her exceptional magic skills, Gwendolen is used to being the center of attention. But when she and her brother Cat are sent to live with Chrestomanci, a powerful and mysterious enchanter, Gwendolen is treated like just another student! When Gwendolen decides to use her magic to show everyone just how important she really is, Cat must find a way to set things right, before it's too late.

Nov 08, 2012

My only complaint about this book is that it is too short.

dragongirl Oct 16, 2010

A bewitching book that kids who liked Harry Potter should try!

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