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House of Many Ways (Reprint) (Paperback)

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  • Book Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
  • Age: 9-12 years

"Sophie's character is starchy as ever against Howl's antics, Calcifer emerges yet again as a reluctant hero, and Charmain holds her own as a new magic user among the veterans. No one bends and stretches domestic space or serves a better tea than Jones at her finest, and she is at her finest here, so grab a cup and a scone and snuggle in for a delightful afternoon's read."

"Sulky Charmain develops into a crotchety protagonist capable of empathy and self-sacrifice but still a fully realized crosspatch who comes into her own in a convoluted climax that is trademark Wynne Jones yet holds together unusually well. Fan-pleasing series regulars Howl, Sophie and Calcifer play major roles, but this joyfully chaotic tale stays Charmain's--and a good thing, too."

"There is a light quality to Jones's fairy-tale lands that makes them sheer confectionery. Add to that her inventive plotting and you have a buoyantly entertaining read...."

"A tale to luxuriate in."

"Enriching this elaborate and satisfying comic fantasy are some delicious characters...Long-standing devotees of this richly textured world, as well as new fans...will find that their third visit fulfills every expectation."