Stopping for a Spell
In three wild and wacky tales, find out what can happen when...
...An old armchair that you've finally decided to get rid of comes to life -- and has a definite attitude. It thinks it can rule the entire household!
...Not one, but four grannies come to take care of you and your stepsister. You manage to work some magic, and are granted three wishes -- but soon fear you may get what you wished for!
...The rudest uninvited house guest comes to visit -- and won't leave! He insults every person who comes his way. But when he starts in on the furniture, that's the last straw. Even the furniture thinks so!
The bestselling illustrator of "Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm" teams up with a Nobel laureate in this buoyant fantasy of a boy who brings home a wave. Stunning oil paintings shimmer with light and laughter in this unexpected, unforgettable tour de force.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
A collection of three previously published stories by Diana Wynne Jones. The first two were published as individual titles in Great Britain and the third was included in a British anthology. They were ... Read full review
STOPPING FOR A SPELLUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Three stories, each with several chapters, whose remarkable comic events turn on magic. A garish old armchair comes to life as ``Chair Person''—a garrulous autocrat who knows only what he's seen on ... Read full review
Something in the Garden Shed
A Busy Night
The four GrannkJ
Erg Gets an Idea
How to Keep Four Grannies Busy
Ergs Invention Works
Who Got RiJ of Angus fint?
Angus Flint Arrives
The Smell in the Night
Roller Skates and Stew
More Grannies Arrive
Emily Gets Converted
A Large Yellow Teddy Bear
Angus Flints Revenge
The Tables Turn