The Islands of Chaldea

By JONES, Diana Wynne

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ISBN
9780062295071 9780062295095
Publisher
HarperCollins Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5 Up—When Aileen turns 12, she is required to go to The Place for her initiation into a long family line of Wise Women. Disappointed that her magic has not been revealed during the ceremony, she is assured by her Aunt Beck that it will come. Aileen lives on Skarr, one of the four magical islands of Chaldea. The largest and most magical of the islands, Logra, has been isolated from the others by a huge barrier that prevents anyone from leaving or entering. As a re...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2014

Diana Wynne Jones's humor, insight, and brisk, inventive style shine in this posthumously published novel, completed by her sister Ursula Jones. Aileen is embarrassed and ashamed when she fails her initiation as a Wise Woman, but her feelings are eclipsed when the king sends her and her Wise Aunt Beck, along with a prince and his attendant, on a quest through the islands of Chaldea. Their task is to cross a mag...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Diana Wynne Jones's humor, insight, and brisk, inventive style shine in this posthumously published novel. Aileen is embarrass...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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