Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book: Enchanted Glass

Wynne Jones, D. (2010). Enchanted glass. New York, NY: HarperCollins

Genre:  Fantasy, Magic, Family

Reading/Interest Level: Ages 10+

Similar Titles: Chronicles of Chrestomancy

Plot: Melstone House was left to Andrew Brandon Hope by his grandfather, a powerful magician who died of old age. Andrew is just getting used to the situation when he is surprised with the arrival of an orphan Aidan Cain. Aidan just lost his grandmother and goes to Melstone House for help when he finds himself in magical trouble. Andrew and Aidan both are inexperienced with magic and need to rely on their creativity to deal with various problems that crop up. The friends they make and other members of the community are all that stand between a great evil and Aidan – will Aidan prevail against the evil threatening him?

Personal Thoughts: I love all of Dianna Wynne Jones' books. I enjoy the humor in this book. This book also manages to send a positive message about believing in yourself and being brave. The book is filled with zany characters like weredogs and giants – the cast is truly amusing.

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