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Enchanted glass /

by Jones, Diana Wynne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, ©2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780061866845; 0061866849; 9781448793754; 1448793750.Subject(s): Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Villages -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Glass -- Fiction | Protectiveness -- Fiction | Imaginary creatures -- Fiction | Villages -- England -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Young adult fictionA Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intruding on their lives.
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After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intrudin

A Junior Library Guild selection

After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intruding on their lives.

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Professor Andrew Hope is bemused when he inherits his grandfather's estate and "field-of-care" -- whatever that is. Between trying to write his brilliant book, figure out the field-of-care, and deal with the cantankerous household help (Mrs. Stock and Mr. Stock -- no relation), he's more than busy. Mrs. Stock insists Andrew hire her oversized, lumpen nephew, and Mr. Stock insists he hire his elvish niece. Then the boy Aidan arrives, recently orphaned and fleeing stalkers, he says, and pleading for refuge. But Aidan's presence -- and the weredog and giant he befriends -- draw the ire of the sinister and mysterious Mr. O. Brown, who complains, "My realm has been leaking," accuses Andrew of using "counterparts," and takes spectacular vengeance at the village fte. In this satisfying confection, Jones is characteristically buoyant and witty; the magic is always clever -- brain-teasing, even -- and it's also comically down-to-earth. Only Jones would invent a gardener who takes revenge through gifts of vegetables ("several hundred radishes, all with holes in them" or "a vegetable marrow like the body of a small crocodile") and a cook who does so with endless dishes of cauliflower cheese. An intelligent, refreshing hoot. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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