The Lives of Christopher Chant

The Lives of Christopher Chant

The Childhood of Chrestomanci

Book - 2000
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New November 2005 SPL_Junior_Fiction
Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Chrestomanci or head controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives.
Publisher: London : Collins, 2000, c1988
ISBN: 9780006755180
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stevens, Tim - Illustrator


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lilacviolette May 06, 2017

This book was the first of Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci series that I read and it is one of my favorites out of all of her books. A great introduction to either the Chrestomanci series or to Wynne Jones' books in general.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Christopher can't see that he has much magical ability; he just does errands for his uncle - that can't be bad, or can it? Diana Wynne Jones is my favourite author. The people you meet in her books will be your friends forever.

Nov 11, 2013

The entire Chrestomanci series is fantastic, especially The Magicians of Caprona and Charmed Life.

Feb 11, 2013

I love coming back to this book to reread it again and again, it was my first DWJ and like lizsherry it is my favourite.

Jul 13, 2012

i didnt like this book very much very slow and not much of my taste #imagineteencontest

Jun 20, 2012

This is a sort of prequel to Charmed Lives and it has a magical adventure on its own. I've reread this book several times- and it was interesting to read and to reread.

If you enjoyed this volume, there's more in this series that you'd also probably enjoy. :D

Sep 21, 2011

need to read this still

Apr 04, 2011

Wow! I loved this book, it was a real work of art. Anyone who has read other books by this author or loves fantasy MUST read it!

Sep 17, 2008

My favourite Diana Wynne Jones book.

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