The Lives of Christopher Chant

The Lives of Christopher Chant

Book - 1988
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SUMMARY: Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Dhrestomanci or head controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, 1988.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: +F JON
Characteristics: 230 pages

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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.

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benjaminmacleanmax
Nov 11, 2013

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

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beltanebrain
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.

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nimradar123
Jul 13, 2012

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

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origamicrane1000
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

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hinamori
Sep 21, 2011

need to read this still

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_Bec_
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!

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lizsherry
Sep 17, 2008

My favourite Diana Wynne Jones book.

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