The Lives of Christopher Chant

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HarperCollins, Apr 10, 2001 - Fiction - 336 pages
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His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams. Night after night, he climbs through the formless Place Between and visits marvelous lands he calls the Almost Anywheres. Then Christopher discovers that he can bring real, solid things back from his dreams. Others begin to recognize the extent of his powers, and they issue an order that turns Christopher's life upside down: Go to Chrestomanci Castle to train to be the controller of all the world's magic.

The Lives of Christopher Chant is the adventure-filled story of the boyhood of Chretomanci, the famous magician who also appears in Charmed Life, Witch Week, and The Magicians of Caprona.

"A Born storyteller weaves her own brand of magic." --The Horn Book (starred review)

"A cracking good story."ALA Booklist

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

In this volume we learn about the boyhood of the enchanter Chrestomanci (who appears in all of these books, but only in this one as the protagonist.) Christopher Chant seems to have no magic at all ... Read full review

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User Review  - JazMinderr - LibraryThing

as good as i remembered its been a few years since i last read it. man though sometimes it feels like im muttering to myself about their stupidity 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 are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.

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