Enchanted Glass

Enchanted Glass

Book - 2010
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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 intruding on their lives.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780007320783
0007320787
Branch Call Number: J FIC Jones 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 331 p

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21221018293347
Feb 10, 2016

Good children's books.

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biggles26
Jan 17, 2014

i like the giant.he is very funny. and i also like how andrew asked stashe to marry him right after see bashed the fairy queen. its a very funny book. ♥♥♥

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Love_Legolas_111
Jul 19, 2013

This book was so funny and interesting. Though not as good as her other books, this one had several good gags and many instances where you could laugh freely. Also, Jones has a way with the characters that make them come alive and jump off the page. Stashe is very realistic and I could imagine her easily. Aidan's circumstances make him relatable to anybody even if no one has ever seen creatures like the ones he's being stalked by. And Andrew is a good central character who though not completely perfect is stable enough to help everyone amidst his own problems. If you like this one and have already read Howl's Moving Castle, read A Tale of Time City by the same author. That one's really funny and very creative too.

nicktheking Jul 09, 2013

Great book and well written. Amazing for people who like fantasy (like me)! The book is about Andrew and how he inherits all his grandfathers responsibilities and soon finds himself taking care of an orphan, Adian Cain.
Have fun reading!
-nicktheking

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tocch101
Jun 01, 2013

A good story that has a good set of characters that are fun and entertaining.

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luluizm
Nov 28, 2011

Andrew, now grown up and an academic in the history department of the university, has always loved the house, but is struggling to come to terms with its unpredictable magical properties, such as a kitchen garden that produces foot-long carrots and marrows the size of crocodiles, when the 12 year-old orphan Aidan Cane turns up on his doorstep, begging for sanctuary from bewitched stalkers.

The tone of Enchanted Glass is larky and upbeat. Mischief rather than menace is the order of the day; the baddies are a bit of a nuisance rather than a source of terror and the plot is impelled forward by comedy and characterisation rather than edge-of-the-seat thrills.

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Albertasaurus
Sep 12, 2011

Excellent story - recommended for all ages (if young at heart)

0Charlie Apr 14, 2011

A delightful read.
A mid-30's "professor" inherits a house and "field-of-care" from his magician grandfather. He, along with a friendless 12 year old, each come to understand their identity and place in a mysterious world. The characters are enjoyable - quirky and unpreditable. I liked the balance of the fantastical with the everyday as mystical powers clashed with computer technology and local politics. The author exhibits a lovely sense of humour and never writes down to her audience. Highly recommended.

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Shadow14
Dec 13, 2010

It's a great book. I think that Wynne has a great way of helping you understand the magic of her world. Also, as always, great illustrations.

Loved It

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starZOstar
Nov 23, 2010

Great book! I loved it! The story is not as hard to follow or as grim as some of DWJ's other books so I really enjoyed it. If you liked Howl's moving castle, castle in the air or the house of many ways then you'll definetly like this one.

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biggles26
Jan 17, 2014

biggles26 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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Love_Legolas_111
Apr 24, 2013

Love_Legolas_111 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

black_eagle_155 Jul 22, 2012

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starZOstar
Nov 23, 2010

starZOstar thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 22, 2013

Coarse Language: The word "B-tch" does show up in the text.

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andreareads
May 30, 2012

After her mother had died . . . there had been times when small, silly things - like Mum's favourite egg cup, or just a whiff of Mum's perfume - had brought her loss back to her as if Mum had died only yesterday. At those times, Stashe had had to be alone.

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