Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories

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Harper Collins, May 11, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 497 pages
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What if your strangest dreams and wildest imaginings turned out to be . . . well . . . true?

In this riveting collection, master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents wildly unpredictable tales in which even the most routine lives are visited by extraordinary events:

  • A writer's character infiltrates her computer and makes her an accomplice in his cyber revolt
  • A sick girl's drawings come to life -- with a vengeance
  • A vet's dream about a wounded werewolf is interrupted by a startling phone call
  • A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast

These fifteen stories and one novella -- including three works never before published in the United States -- will tickle and enchant, startle and surprise.

 

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

A good collection of Diana Wynne Jones’ short fiction. They’re not all her best work, but there’s some excellent stories here. Recommended for her fans. The Girl Jones A most excellent way to get out ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Mostly cozy short stories, generally about young people encountering magic (though there’s one pretty disturbing one that features dragons and mind control-based slavery and is pretty horrifying to ... Read full review

Contents

THG GIRL JONGS
1
TH6 PLAGU6 OF P6ACOCKS
36
THG MASTGR
50
ENNfl HITTIWS
71
TH6 GIRL WHO LOV6D 7H6 SUN
109
CARRUTHSRS
131
WHAT TH6 CAT TOLD W6
156
THG CRGGN STONG
193
DRAGON R8S6RV6 HOWS EIGHT
233
LITTLe DOT
266
EVeRARDS RIDG
313
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About the author (2004)

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.