In Cranbury-on-Sea Aunt Maria rules with a rod of sweetness far tougher than iron and deadlier than poison. Strange and awful things keep happening in Cranbury. Why are all the men apparently gray-suited zombies? Why do all the children—if you ever see them—behave like clones? And what has happened to Mig's brother, Chris? Could gentle, civilized Aunt Maria, with her talk and daily tea parties, possibly have anything to do with it?
Diana Wynne Jones once again has created a fantastic, magical world. Her brilliant storytelling and wonderful sense of humor totally involve the reader in the lives of a lovable young heroine and a villainess readers will love to hate.
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934‒2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this book, I couldn't put it down!!! It's about a girl (Mig) who's father dissapeared, and she, her brother (Chris) and mom take a vacation to her Aunt Maria's. They see some strange things going on and Mig and her mom are stuck with housekeeping and Chris is out stuck in the woods. Mig tries to figure out why everything is so strange and why she's having strange dreams that seem so real.