The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1

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Harper Collins, Jan 9, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 608 pages
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?

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1, by Diana Wynne Jones, contains the first two in her Chrestomanci series, Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant. These novels for young adults are ... Read full review

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User Review  - findantonia - LibraryThing

Read as a child, reread, reread, reread. Charmed Life remains one of my favourite Wynne Jones books. I do not rate the entire series, or the spinoff published fanfic, but don't let that put you off reading - I own the six WJ collection books after all. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books were filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy. In addition to being translated into more than twenty languages, her books have earned a wide array of honors—including two Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honors and the Guardian Award—and appeared on countless best-of-the-year lists. Her best-selling Howl's Moving Castle was made into an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and was nominated for an Academy Award. Diana Wynne Jones was also honored with many prestigious awards for the body of her work. She was given the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999 for having made a significant impact on fantasy, and she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Convention in 2007.

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