Author Diana Wynne Jones has won the prestigious Guardian and Mythopoeic Awards. The Pinhoe Egg, the fifth book in her popular Chrestomanci series, brings back Cat Chant.
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"A must for Chrestomanci fans, this solidly entertaining tale is also accessible to readers new to the series." (Booklist)
This is a kids book. However as an adult and also a fan of this authors work, I have to say that I did enjoy this book. The author has a very good manner of ending stories that always satisfies, and also has a method of world building a completely believable world. This is a part of a series, but from reading it I have to say that you in no way need to read the previous books to understand what is happening.
This is one of those books that starts off with two separate story lines that merge after a while. There are some very memorable characters, especially the one that comes from the egg!
The most memorable moment has to be when the egg hatches.
I don't have just one favorite scene, but anything involving the egg and the creature that hatches from it are among my favorites.
Some of the scenes made me laugh out loud.
This is quite possibly my favorite Chrestomanci book. The story is interesting. It seems like there is a lot going on sometimes and you wonder how things will be resolved.
Magical, fantastic, fun
Kat's final encounter with Mr. Farley
Kat - he thinks differently from everyone else and always tried to help others. I really like his connections to animals and creatures in this book. Very closely seconded by Marian for continuing to tell the truth even though it only seemed to get her in more and more trouble.
I laughed a bit and I got nervous for some of the characters.
I listened to this book twice in a row I liked it so much!
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