lanareader6, February 27, 2007 (view all comments by lanareader6)
Growimg up magical is not easy, and Cat and Christopher sure know! This book is hilariusly funny, and full of adventures.By the end of the books, you almost wish YOU were a 9-lifed enchanter! Well, almost...
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crowyhead, September 15, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I totally loved this! Jones skillfully creates a believable magical world. She also manages to write completely believable child protagonists. Cat and Christopher, though they are often ignorant as to the intricacies of the world around them, never come off as stupid, just as kids, and they're not overly precocious, either. The books are an excellent mix of humor and adventure, and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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by Horn Book,
"The concept is ingenious."
by Horn Book (starred review),
"[The Lives of Christopher Chant is] wonderfully entertaining. A born storyteller weaves her own brand of magic."
by Publishers Weekly,
"[In The Lives of Christopher Chant] Jones has written a mesmerizing account of the boyhood adventure of the famous magician who starred in Charmed Life. Her ability to mesh magic and realism results in an enthralling story about a boy just discovering his powers."
"The Lives of Christopher Chant is fun and exciting."
by School Library Journal,
"A rich cast of characters is assembled, from this world and others. Jones writes of magic with such absolute conviction that there is no room for doubt."
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