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Reet 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 t. My kids got super into this trying to figure out why Gwendolen was so horrible and why Cat put up with it Reading it aloud made me realize how deceptively simple it is which sometimes made it seem like there was a lot of padding for such a small book but it all came into play later Which was hard to remember since reading it aloud took us a while

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Charmed LifeAlents Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whackAltogether a delightful book Times Literary SupplementThe concept is ingenious The Horn Book. I love this book I've already reread it several times and it seems to get better every time I revisit it The same goes for the rest of the Chrestomanci series and indeed for all the books by the late great Diana Wynne Jones I've read This book published in 1977 was the beginning of the craze for kids' books about witches and wizards and schools of magic and the Chrestomanci series obviously was a major influence on JK Rowling who DWJ said had likely read them when she was young and of course absorbed some of the ideasDWJ's books are superior to Rowling's in writing complexity originality and character portrayal I say this as a big fan of the Harry Potter series If you love Harry Potter do give DWJ's books a try There's a good chance you'll love them too Charmed Life was the first book by DWJ I ever read and I chose it as the first in my planned reread of books by her that I have on my shelves which is almost all of them Next I'll reread Witch Week and all the rest of the Chrestomanci books then go on to Fire and Hemlock another favorite and all the others I'm grateful that DWJ left us so many books to enjoy Reviewed on April 7 2011I've just enjoyed revisiting this old favorite this time on audiobook enhanced by the fine narration of Gerard Doyle

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Free download Charmed Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ 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 ChrestA 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 St. I've just finished reading this to my daughter Celyn 11 too disabled to read for herselfIt's a fun story of Cat and his witchy sister Gwendolin living in a world that's almost ours but where witches and wizards exist and are well known Like an enormous wedge of literature it's one of those adventures that would be over really uite uickly and with very little fun if the man or woman at the top just sat down and told everyone what was going on Dumbledore could probably have reduced the Harry Potter series from seven long books to three short ones if he just told Harry things he knew that Harry needed to know But let's not dwell on thatAt first glance it's uite a light hearted tale centred around the true motivation of the eponymous Chrestomanci a very dapper master wizard who takes the siblings into his castle and family It's written with Diana Wynne Jones' customary skill energy and imagination and very enjoyable As things develop elements of the story takes a surprisingly dark tone but the best children's books always carry an edge and this edge serves to add interest in the finale Those seeking a 'magic system' will be disappointed DWJ's magic is magic and she doesn't share the rulebook in any of the four novels we've read so far But that's how I like it and I've no complaintsI've ordered book 2 on the strength of this one so that's my recommendation right there Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes