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Ursula Jones
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A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 2 years ago
Beautiful illustrations, most especially the silhouette pages, with the exception of the Beast, who was ugly but not even in a prettily-drawn ugly sort-of way. The story was hardly an exceptional retelling, the dialogue wasn't great, and I fail to see how exactly Beauty ever fell in love with the Be...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 2 years ago
Gorgeous illustrations, whimsical and charming, with some superb coloring and wonderful silhouettes. The story is cute and sweet, though I found the Princess and the Jester's first real conversation to be highly improbable. Alas. But seeing as one can hardly create a believable romance in less than ...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 2 years ago
As much as I tried to get into this book, I couldn't. I liked Aileen and Aunt Beck and all the rest of the crew and it had a nice questing atmosphere, but for some unknown reason, it didn't make much of an impression on me. Additionally, it is rather a slow go until the last 50 pages or so. It odd...
The Person From Porlock
The Person From Porlock rated it 3 years ago
The Islands of Chaldea is a bittersweet little book-mostly because it is Wynne Jones' last. It was published posthumously, and it wasn't completely when it was found, and thus it had to be completed by her sister, herself a children's author. It takes place in an alternate universe Great Britain, wh...
Blogging Between the Lines
Blogging Between the Lines rated it 3 years ago
I absolutely loved this book. It is fanciful, dramatic, clever, and beautiful. Diana Wynne Jones' last story is a masterpiece. Reminiscent of Clive Barker's ""Abarat"" series and J.R.R. Tolkien's ""The Hobbit"", ""The Islands of Chaldea"" is an epic fantasy quest contained within the pages of a sing...
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