The Pinhoe Egg

A Chrestomanci Book

By Jones, Diana Wynne

Publishers Summary:
Two powerful young enchanters, Cat, the future Chrestomanci, and Marianne, who is being trained to be Gammer of the Pinhoes, work together as friends to try to end an illegal witches' war and, in the process, right some old wrongs.

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ISBN
978-0-06113-124-0 978-0-06113-125-7
Publisher
Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2006

Gr 4-8 Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring the magical world of Ulverscote, which is every bit as enchanting as that of Hogwarts, though humbler by far. Part coming-of-age tale, part fantastical mystery, this sixth entry in the series is chock-full of interesting characters. Gammer Pinhoe is a manipulative and mentally unstable matriarch who secretly starts an all-out witch war with the neighboring clan. Her plan is discovered by her granddaught...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2006

This latest Chrestomanci novel takes place after the events of Charmed Life (rev. 8/78) and Magicians of Caprona (rev. 8/80). Cat, the young nine-lived enchanter, is adjusting to life at Chrestomanci Castle and learning to ride his new horse. While exploring the local forests, he uncovers a surprising "misdirection" spell and a terrifying gamekeeper. Meanwhile, villager Marianne Pinhoe, destined to be the next Gammer (head) of her clan, is constantly being ordered about by family members — especially ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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