Synopses & Reviews
In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic--and to hold the title Chrestomanci...
The Chants are a family strong in magic, but neither Christopher Chant nor Cat Chant can work even the simplest of spells. Who could have dreamed that both Christopher and Cat were born with nine lives--or that they could lose them so quickly?
"The concept is ingenious." Horn Book
"[The Lives of Christopher Chant is] wonderfully entertaining. A born storyteller weaves her own brand of magic." Horn Book (starred review)
"[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." Publishers Weekly
"The Lives of Christopher Chant is fun and exciting." VOYA
"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." School Library Journal
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.