Stopping for a Spell

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Harper Collins, Jan 31, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - RebeccaAnn - LibraryThing

This is a collection of three delightful, magical tales. I adored each one and found myself laughing all the way through. In the first story, "Chair Person", an old armchair gets turned into a human ... Read full review

Contents

Chair PrJon i
3
Something in the Garden Shed
10
A Busy Night
20
Coffee Morning
27
Junk Shop
37
Party Games
45
The four GrannkJ
57
Erg Gets an Idea
59
How to Keep Four Grannies Busy
79
Ergs Invention Works
85
Supergranny
91
Who Got RiJ of Angus fint?
99
Angus Flint Arrives
101
The Smell in the Night
106
Roller Skates and Stew
111
Cream Teas
117

More Grannies Arrive
64
Emily Gets Converted
70
A Large Yellow Teddy Bear
74
Angus Flints Revenge
122
The Tables Turn
126
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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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