Enchanted Glass

Enchanted Glass

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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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, NY : Greenwillow Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061866845 (trade bdg.)
0061866849 (trade bdg.)
9780061866852 (pbk.)
0061866857 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: J JONES
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm


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May 21, 2018

I found that the plot was very slow and boring, although I didn't actually finish it,
so the ending could have been really good I just didn't have the patience!

Feb 10, 2016

Good children's books.

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. ♥♥♥

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!

Jun 01, 2013

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

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.

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.

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.

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Jan 17, 2014

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

Apr 24, 2013

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Nov 23, 2010

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Nov 22, 2013

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


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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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