The Pinhoe Egg
Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci -- now a book with extra bits! Spells always have consequences and it's Chrestomanci's job to make sure everything is safely under control. Even so, in the village around Chrestomanci Castle, all sorts of secret... show more
Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci -- now a book with extra bits! Spells always have consequences and it's Chrestomanci's job to make sure everything is safely under control. Even so, in the village around Chrestomanci Castle, all sorts of secret magical misuse is going on. And when Cat Chant finds the Pinhoe egg, chaos is just the beginning! A masterpiece of magic, mayhem and mirth!
Publish date: April 2nd 2007
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Chrestomanci (#6)
Aunt Gammar was mad and was removed from her house. Marianne Pinhoe lives near by and went back to the castle. Cat has magic in him and he found an egg. Turned out the egg is a griffin egg and it hatched. The story go much faster from then on. I like what Millie said about the new bully reli...
2011 December 30Kids let loose in an Edwardian setting to have adventures and get into trouble. Feuding clans in neighboring villages (not murderously, though). And magic everywhere. Such a fun read.***2013 April 24I picked it up again because it was there on the library shelf, tempting me. And then...
In the offkilter world of Chrestomanci, in which enchanters and early twentieth century technology exist side-by-side, Christopher "Cat" Chant is a young boy still training his magic. While exploring the woods, he comes across mysterious magical barricades and a forest that seems oddly empty. Mean...
Saddened by the passing of Diana Wynne Jones, I thought it appropriate to commemorate her by dipping into her vast bibliography of books. She can be a charming writer, with interesting characters, gentle humor, pointed social commentary, and creative plotting and world-building. An unplanned stop at...
I'm sad to finish the last of the Chrestomanci stories. This one was a little unfocused, jumping from Cat's new adventures with animals to the woes of the Pinhoe siblings who are dealing with an oppressive family. Witches, enchanters, griffins, unicorns and faeries all converge into a sweet muddle...
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