House of Many Ways

By Jones, Diana Wynne

Publishers Summary:
When Charmain is asked to housesit for Great Uncle William, the Royal Wizard of Norland, she is ecstatic to get away from her parents, but finds that his house is much more than it seems.

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ISBN
978-0-06147-795-9 978-0-06147-796-6
Publisher
Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2008

Gr 5-10 Sheltered teenager Charmain Baker is sent by her domineering great-aunt to house-sit for a distant relative, the royal wizard. She finds that his residence has myriad magical rooms and hallways and soon learns that there is trouble in the seemingly peaceful kingdom of High Norland. The treasury is disappearing, and no one knows where the money is going. Princess Hilda invites Sophie Pendragon, the main chara...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

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 that takes you, in this case, to High Norland, a country adjacent to Ingary, site of Howl's Moving Castle (rev. 5/86). Charmain Baker, brought up to be "respectable" and to avoid domestic chores and magic, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

In High Norland, adjacent to Ingary (<i>Howl's Moving Castle</i>), Charmain Baker becomes guardian of her great-uncle's house. S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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