Enchanted Glass (Hardcover)

By Diana Wynne Jones

Greenwillow Books, 9780061866845, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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Summer 2010 Kids' Next List

“Diana Wynne Jones again works her storytelling magic to weave a marvelous tale of an orphan, an absent-minded professor, a most mysterious house, and the even stranger characters who live there. When young Aiden finds himself pursued by supernatural enemies, Melstone House is the only place he can go for protection. His fate is somehow entwined with the house itself, particularly the magical stained glass windows that seem to tell a story. With all the charming, quirky characters you'd expect from this beloved author, and a rich plot full of twists and turns, this book will keep Jones' fans happy and win new ones.”
— Jocelyn Koehler, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
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Description

Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble—a powerful sorcerer who lives at Melstone House.

But when Aidan arrives on the doorstep, he finds that the sorcerer's grandson, Andrew, has inherited the house. The good news is that Aidan can tell immediately that Andrew's brimming with magic, too—and so is everyone else at Melstone. The bad news is that Andrew doesn't remember anything his grandfather taught him. Chaos is swiftly rising, and he has no idea how to control it. A sinister neighbor is stealing power from the land, magic is leaking between realms . . . and it's only a matter of time before the Stalkers find Aidan.

If Aidan and Andrew can harness their own magics, they may be able to help each other. But can they do it before the entire countryside comes apart at the seams?



About the Author

In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934‒2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.



Praise For Enchanted Glass

“Jones hits all the bases with her fluid storytelling, trademark sly humor, and exquisitely drawn characters…With this enthralling book, Jones proves that she is still at the top of her game.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“An intelligent, refreshing hoot.”
— The Horn Book

“She’s the best children’s writer of the last 40 years. I read her latest book, Enchanted Glass, and marveled once again at how good she is. It’s a tale of magic, double-dealing, subversion, and plot, not to mention giant vegetables and dangerous fairies.”
— Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline

“Irresistible to adventure, humor, and fantasy buffs.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books