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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Unless you put right what you did wrong in your previous life — and put it right now — you are going to be horribly and painfully dead before the year's out."

Someone at the mysterious Stallery Mansion is pulling the possibilities. At first only small details change — the color of the mailboxes, the titles of books — but the changes keep getting bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad Tesdinic, a twelve-year-old with truly terrible karma, to find the person behind it all.

Armed with his camera and a sticky cork that can summon an eerie being called a Walker, Conrad infiltrates the staff at Stallery. And he's not the only one snooping around the mansion. His fellow servant-in-training — charming, confident Christopher Chant — is searching for his friend Millie, who's lost in one of the possibilities. Christopher always seems to have a trick up his sleeve. To find the person behind all the mischief and to rescue Millie, the two boys have to work together. Can they keep Conrad's fate from catching up to them?

Review:

"A wild romp with a fast-paced and satisfying conclusion, Conrad's humorous adventures will appeal to Christopher's existing fans and Jones neophytes alike." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Jones comes up with something new every time....Uncompromisingly intelligent beyond the wildest dreams of more famous fantasists, Diana Wynne Jones deserves a much bigger audience. Surely there's a world out there where she gets her due." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"The latest in Jones' Chrestomanci series, this funny fantasy romp is as antic and farcical as the preceding books, and is sure to be appreciated by the series' fans." Booklist

Review:

"Jones is a master of British fantasies that are hilariously droll and totally heartfelt at the same time....This witty, satisfying story can be read on its own, but is much richer when read as part of the series. It's a must for all Jones fans." School Library Journal

Review:

"Droll humor; engaging, virtually Dickensian characters; intriguing magic; and wildly imaginative settings. Jones still writes at the top of her form." VOYA (Starred Review)

Review:

"Magic, mystery and snortingly funny slapstick." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This Upstairs-Downstairs tale features Jones' trademark humor and inventiveness. Fans will be delighted to see Christopher again, though this amusing fantasy can stand alone." KLIATT

Synopsis:

In this latest Chrestomanci adventure, someone at the mysterious Stallery Mansion is in control. At first only small details change, but the changes keep getting bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad Tesdinic, a 12-year-old with truly terrible karma, to find the person behind it all.

About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones is the author of many highly praised books for young readers, as well as three plays for children and a novel for adults. She lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, a professor of English at Bristol University. They have three sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060747435
Author:
Jones, Diana Wynne
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Diana Wynne Jones
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Chrestomanci Books
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
8.50x5.84x1.24 in. 1.21 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 375 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780060747435 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wild romp with a fast-paced and satisfying conclusion, Conrad's humorous adventures will appeal to Christopher's existing fans and Jones neophytes alike."
"Review" by , "Jones comes up with something new every time....Uncompromisingly intelligent beyond the wildest dreams of more famous fantasists, Diana Wynne Jones deserves a much bigger audience. Surely there's a world out there where she gets her due."
"Review" by , "The latest in Jones' Chrestomanci series, this funny fantasy romp is as antic and farcical as the preceding books, and is sure to be appreciated by the series' fans."
"Review" by , "Jones is a master of British fantasies that are hilariously droll and totally heartfelt at the same time....This witty, satisfying story can be read on its own, but is much richer when read as part of the series. It's a must for all Jones fans."
"Review" by , "Droll humor; engaging, virtually Dickensian characters; intriguing magic; and wildly imaginative settings. Jones still writes at the top of her form."
"Review" by , "Magic, mystery and snortingly funny slapstick."
"Review" by , "This Upstairs-Downstairs tale features Jones' trademark humor and inventiveness. Fans will be delighted to see Christopher again, though this amusing fantasy can stand alone."
"Synopsis" by , In this latest Chrestomanci adventure, someone at the mysterious Stallery Mansion is in control. At first only small details change, but the changes keep getting bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad Tesdinic, a 12-year-old with truly terrible karma, to find the person behind it all.
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