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by Diana Wynne Jones

  • ISBN: 0688163653
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (October 19, 1998)
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Part of Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones. The bat met Christopher’s head with a heavy THUK. He remembered hearing several other distinct cracks, just over his left ear, as if the bones of his skull were breaking up like an ice puddle

Part of Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27. Dunderhead, Tacroy said while Christopher hastily firmed him up. I was going to lose this trance any second. You know there’s more than one place in a series. He remembered hearing several other distinct cracks, just over his left ear, as if the bones of his skull were breaking up like an ice puddle. Then, in a way that was remarkably like the night before, he knew nothing at all for quite a long time. When he came around, he knew it was much later in the day.

Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favourite authors of books for children and teens. The next book to read in this series would be Conrad's Fate which happens about three years after The Lives of Christopher Chant. Her imagination knew no bounds and she mixed fantastic creativity with hilarity. Her series of books about the Chrestomanci, a nine-lived enchanter who lives in a world parallel to ours, is one of her best works. This book could be considered the first in the series although it is not listed as such.

Reread for the umpteenth millionth time. The Lives of Christopher Chant wasn't my first DWJ, or even my first Chrestomanci book, that was Charmed Life, which I acquired at about 8 and read until it was falling apart. This one I had to get from the library for years before picking up my own copy, so I didn't read it as many times as a kid, but over time it's become my absolute favourite of the series.

Then Christopher discovers that he can bring real, solid things back from his dreams. The Lives of Christopher Chant is the adventure-filled story of the boyhood of Chretomanci, the famous magician who also appears in Charmed Life, Witch Week, and The Magicians of Caprona. Sci-fi & Fantasy Kids Fantasy Fantasy.

Diana Wynne Jones The Chronicles of Chrestomanci The Lives of Christoper Chant For Leo who got . 3 CHRISTOPHER THOUGHT he would never live through the time until tomorrow night. 4 BY THE NEXT MORNING, Christopher was heartily sick of the smell.

Diana Wynne Jones The Chronicles of Chrestomanci The Lives of Christoper Chant For Leo who got hit on the head with a cricket bat Contents 1 IT WAS YEARS before. 5 IT was early morning. Christopher realized that what had woken hi. .6 FROM THEN ON, Uncle Ralph arranged a new experiment every week. 7 THE NEXT MORNING Matron noticed Christopher stumbling about. 8 FOR THE REST of the Spring term, Christopher went regularly to the Anywheres.

Charmed Life The Chrestomanci Series: Book 1 . The Magicians of Caprona The Chrestomanci Series: Book 2 .

The Lives of Christopher Chant is a children's fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones published by Methuen Children's Books in 1988. It was the fourth published of the seven Chrestomanci books (1977 to 2006). When the first four books were reissued in the UK to accompany the fifth as a matching set (2000), this one was subtitled The Childhood of Chrestomanci and cover illustrations by Paul Slater branded them all The Worlds of Chrestomanci.

Diana Wynne Jones The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume I "Mad about Harry? .

Diana Wynne Jones The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume I "Mad about Harry? Try Diana. News & World Report Books by Diana Wynne Jones Believing Is Seeing: Seven Stories Castle in the Air The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume I Charmed Life 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 ) The Lives of Christopher Chant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

There is no easy answer to this question.

There is no easy answer to this question y not only be due to who is doing the magic, but how they are doing the magic, and whether the magic is being used for good or evil. Is it possible to learn magic? If no one in your family has ever shown signs of magical ability, it is very unlikely that you will be able to do magic

His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams. Night after night, he climbs through the formless Place Between and visits marvelous lands he calls the Almost Anywheres. Then Christopher discovers that he can bring real, solid things back from his dreams. Others begin to recognize the extent of his powers, and they issue an order that turns Christopher's life upside down: Go to Chrestomanci Castle to train to be the controller of all the world's magic.

The Lives of Christopher Chant is the adventure-filled story of the boyhood of Chretomanci, the famous magician who also appears in Charmed Life, Witch Week, and The Magicians of Caprona.

"A Born storyteller weaves her own brand of magic." The Horn Book (starred review)

"A cracking good story." ALA Booklist


Reviews about The Lives of Christopher Chant (A Chrestomanci Book) (7):
Kelerius
I've always loved Diana Wynne Jones. Started out as a child with Howl's Moving Castle (before seeing the Ghibli adaption) and moved to the Chrestomanci Chronicles after. I actually read the Chrestmanci books out of order, but the books are all laid out well enough to stand on their own. Obviously the characters are a bit richer with their full background, but it speaks to how well the author can introduce here new characters and settings.

I think this is my second favorite of the series after "The Magicians of Caprona"

I happily recommend this series to any of middle school age who like magic and fantasy.
Dalallador
Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favourite authors of books for children and teens. Her imagination knew no bounds and she mixed fantastic creativity with hilarity. Her series of books about the Chrestomanci, a nine-lived enchanter who lives in a world parallel to ours, is one of her best works.

This book could be considered the first in the series although it is not listed as such. It is about a young boy who is destined to grow to be the Chrestomanci, the enchanter who must regulate all the magic and its users in the twelve series of parallel worlds. He must have nine lives and only someone who has no duplicates or doppelgangers in all of the worlds can have nine lives, a very, very rare person indeed.

Christpher Chant does not want to be the Chrestomanci and how he comes to terms with his destiny makes a wonderful, exciting story. I hope you buy this book and its companions for your child, your best friends and, most of all, for yourself because these books are written for all ages and I know you will enjoy them. They are especially good for reading aloud.

The next book to read in this series would be Conrad's Fate which happens about three years after The Lives of Christopher Chant. Happy reading!
Akisame
Diana Wynne Jones is simply one the very best fantasy writers out there. If you like fantasy, then you need to read her books.
And then someone should riff with me about them, because I need more people to chat about Chrestomanci with. Mostly because her books ARE SO UNDERAPPRECIATED.
Also, if anyone has the link to the original cover for the joint Charmed life and Lives of Christopher Chant Chronicles of Chrestomanci vo. 1 with Throgmorton on the cover in all brown and orange, Put it in a comment. Mine was stolen and now I just have three paper back copies of the black covers. The first one was so much more appealing but I can't find it anywhere.
I'm talking how the book version by the way, not the kindle version, which I think is what I'm writing a review for but I'm not 100% on that.
Vit
The book drew me in, now I am getting ready to get the next book in the series. I really enjoyed traveling into the other worlds with Christopher. Rooting for him when he was the interim Chrestomanci. I'm not giving away anymore, you will have to read to find out what I am talking about.

If you like the Harry Potter books you will love these if you have not already read them as they predate the HP books.
Bluddefender
I read this with my 8 year old son and we both loved it. It is loaded with intrigue and action. If he had been reading it on his own, some of the vocabulary words might have been tough for him. But reading it on the kindle, every time we came to a difficult word, it became a teaching moment, as I pulled up the definition right away. Now he wants to read all of the Chrestomanci books.
Wymefw
I have read almost all of Diana Wynne Jones' books by now, and this is one of my absolute favorites alongside Howl's Magic Castle. I'm gutted that she wont be delighting us with anymore tales of magic and mischief, but I'm sure she has fun in whatever of the worlds she has gone to.

"The Lives of Christopher Chant" has a wonderful complex plot which is rare in children's books. A lovely read with a lot of characters you remember fondly even after you finished the book. Throgmorten is a special favorite of mine.
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LOVE! Have read this series over and over again. Can't get enough.
An original and entertaining read. Full of fanciful characters. Makes you want to do magic. I am an adult who sought out light reading.

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