Written by Diana Wynne Jones
Part of the Essential Modern Classics Series
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
The Chrestomanci series, of which Charmed Life is the first, provides a wonderful first step to the world of magical fantasy. Written by one of THE pre-eminent English fantasy writers, Diane Wynne Jones back in 1977, it remains original, enchanting and addictive even now. Charmed Life is followed by three further Chrestromanci novels - The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week and The Lives of Christopher Chant. Each of them will be devoured with equal enthusiasm. Characters are brilliantly described and the intriguing plots will have your imagination running riot and you guessing right up to the final denouement. Charmed Life is a must for fans of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. In a word, captivating.
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
Welcome to the world of Chrestomanci, where magic is as common as mathematics! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects, and sparks begin to fly!
... Publishers Weekly Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter The Bookseller Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ... [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed. SFX
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
Diana Wynne Jones
More books by Diana Wynne Jones
6th March 2006
Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy MumLiz Evans
It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods
I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.Angela East
Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.Sarah Murray – age 15
I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.Emily Horncastle – age 11
Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitementJasmine Harris-Hart, age 12
Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi