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Eight Days of Luke

Diana Wynne Jones


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Paperback (2/18/2003)


There seemed nothing strange about Luke to begin with, except perhaps the snakes. If they were snakes -- David wasn't sure. He was just grateful for a companion as agreeable as Luke, who seemed able to twist anyone around his finger, even David's odious relatives. "Just kindle a flame and I'll be with you, " Luke said, and he always was -- which turned out to be more awkward than useful in the end.

For who were the people who seemed to be looking for Luke: the man with one eye; the massive, malevolent gardener, Mr. Chew; the offensively sprightly Frys; the man with ginger hair? Why were ravens watching the house, one in front and one at the back gate? And then of course there was the fire. .

Praise For Eight Days of Luke

A marvelous, mysterious enjoyable puzzle...Another piece of fun from a master of whimsy.
— School Library Journal

An immensely enjoyable and dramatic story which should not be missed.
— Times Literary Supplement (London)

A smooth blend of myth and reality, a task that Jones performs with ease and assurance.
— Publishers Weekly

Filled with tension and intrigue...A rich complexity distinguishes Jones storytelling.
— ALA Booklist

Greenwillow Books, 9780066237411, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2003

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.