Red Hart Magic [NOOK Book]


Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

What is the magic of the Red Hart Inn, an exquisite model of an old English inn, that triggers three strange and exciting ...
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Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

What is the magic of the Red Hart Inn, an exquisite model of an old English inn, that triggers three strange and exciting adventures back into earlier centuries for its two owners?

Chris Fitton and his new stepsister Nan Mallory, both lonely and unhappy, must test their courage through three tumultuous periods of English history in this skillfully written time-warp fantasy. What they learn about themselves and each other enables them to live more fully in their own time.

A brother and sister by marriage are taken back to the time of King James I in England where their solution of problems there enables them to better deal with some serious peer problems in their own time and with their acceptance of each other as family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497656604
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: Magic Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 613,171
  • File size: 306 KB

Meet the Author

For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many standalone novels, her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other unrelated novels, have been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. An Ohio native, Norton lived for many years in Winter Park, Florida, and died in March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Red Hart Magic

The Magic Books #6
By Norton, Andre


Copyright © 2007 Norton, Andre
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0765353024

At first glance Chris thought it was a dollhouse, but a very small one. He would have passed it over, except there was something about it-- He had never seen a house just like it, except in a book once.
"Here you are, Columbus's flagship, and a World War II bomber--"
Chris hardly heard what the man said as he slid two boxes onto the top of the case.
"That,"--he pointed at the inn--"What's that? A dollhouse?"
"That? Oh, you mean the peep show."
Chris did not take his eyes from the inn as he asked, "What's a peep show?"
"You look in the windows, see?" The man slid open the back of the case after he had unlocked it. He lifted out the inn and put it down before Chris. "It's old, that. A real unusual piece."
Chris fumbled for his money. "How much?" he demanded without taking his eyes from it. He knew he had found what he had come for, something which would be his . . .


Excerpted from Red Hart Magic by Norton, Andre Copyright © 2007 by Norton, Andre. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced orreprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a strong fantasy wrapped inside a poignant family drama

    Chris Fitton¿s father and Nan Mallory¿s mother marry leaving their stunned twelve year old offspring to stay with Aunt Elizabeth for six months while their parents gallivant in Mexico. Both children are used to living with someone else whereas Chris stayed at boarding schools, Nan was raised by her grandma, who has moved into a senior citizen¿s community in which children can visit for short times, but cannot stay. At a nearby store, Chris finds the model of the Red Hart Inn. At night while asleep and dreaming, Chris and Nan believe they have traveled to the real Red Hart.------------- 'The King's Hunters'. During the rule of King James, Chris and Nan try to save the innkeeper accused of being a priest who if true illegally owns the Red Hart Inn which is punishable by death. ---------------- 'The Gentlemen'. The smugglers seek the wounded excise officer in order to kill him before he can identify them to authorities he hides in the Red Hart Inn where Chris and Nan try to keep him safe.------------- 'Hue and Cry'. When the fire burned down Squire Mallory's barn, Chris is accused of committing the arson that almost killed several people. Bow Street runner Harry Hawkins, a friend of the family, tries to prove the lad is innocent before an angry mob takes justice into its own hands.--------------- This reprint of a 1970s young adult tale is character driven as in between their adventures Nan and Chris have problems at home and at school. They feel like they do not belong anywhere and reject being step-siblings. The most popular girl in class wants Nan as a friend, but at an exorbitant cost the most popular boy in the school picks on Chris. However, their time travel ¿dreams¿ that they have shared provide confidence for both to seek the right thing. Thus the great Andre Norton provides the audience with a strong fantasy wrapped inside a poignant family drama.----------- Harriet Klausner

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