The Magicians of Caprona (The Worlds of Chrestomanci): 2

The Magicians of Caprona (The Worlds of Chrestomanci): 2

by Diana Wynne Jones (Author), Diana Wynne Jones (Author), Tim Stevens (Illustrator)


In the worlds of Chrestomanci, anything can happen. This adventure takes place in the Italian Dukedom of Caprona, where spells are as slippery and as tricksy as spaghetti! Casa Montana and Casa Petrocchi look after the magical business in the Dukedom of Caprona, watched over by its magnificent guardian statue, the Angel. The families have been feuding for years, so when all the spells start going wrong, each naturally blames the other. Then young Tonino Montana and Angelica Petrocchi also disappear. Could the terrible rumours of a White Devil who threatens the Angel of Caprona be true after all?


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Edition: New edition
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Published: 02 May 2000

ISBN 10: 0001857304
ISBN 13: 9780001857308
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: In 1999, Diana Wynne Jones won the children's section of the Mythopeic Award in the USA and the Karl Edward Wagner Award in the UK, awarded by the British Fantasy Society.

Media Reviews

...Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones's most outrageous plots to her readers' hopes and fears...
Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.