Cart & cwidder

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Collier Books, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 193 pages
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When their father, a traveling minstrel, is killed, three children involved in rebellion and intrigue inherit a lute-like cwidder with more than musical powers.

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Review: Cart and Cwidder (The Dalemark Quartet #1)

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I nearly had an intense debate with myself about whether this was a four or five star book for me, but I decided not to discourage myself from reviewing it with that dilemma. (Although,it does seem ... Read full review

Review: Cart and Cwidder (The Dalemark Quartet #1)

User Review  - Marci - Goodreads

Confession: This book wins the award for the book I have reread the largest number of times for reasons other than absolutely loving the book. I have brought Cart and Cwidder with me to camp as a bit ... Read full review


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Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76.

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