Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories

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Harper Collins, Sep 25, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 608 pages
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Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents ariveting collection of unpredictable tales, including:

  • A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast.
  • When Anne has mumps, her drawings come to life, and she must protect her home from them.
  • Four children become involved in the intrigue surrounding an innocent prince, an evil count, and a brave outlaw.

These fifteen stories and one novella will 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  - LindaLiu - LibraryThing

A lovely collection of short stories written by Diana Wynne Jones, including one short novella. four or five of the short stories are duplicated in the "Minor Arcana" collection. Contents: 1. The girl ... Read full review


The Girl Jones b
Nad and Dan adn Quaffy b
The Plague of Peacocks b
Enna Hittims b
The Girl Who Loved the Sun b
The Fluffy Pink Toadstool b
What the Cat Told Me b
Dragon Reserve Home Eight b
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About the author (2012)

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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