The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci Series #6)

The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci Series #6)

by Diana Wynne Jones
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The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci Series #6) by Diana Wynne Jones

Cat Chant and Marianne Pinhoe have discovered something incredibly exciting, truly precious, and very strange—an egg.

This egg was not meant to be found. Chrestomanci himself, Cat's guardian and the strongest enchanter in the world, is sure to find it particularly interesting. And that's the last thing Marianne's family of secret rogue witches wants.

But the Pinhoes' secrets are falling to pieces, and powerful spells are wreaking havoc across the country-side. Marianne and Cat may be the only two who can set things right—if Marianne accepts her own powerful magic, and Cat solves the mystery behind the mystical Pinhoe Egg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061131264
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Series: Chrestomanci Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 491,210
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 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.

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Pinhoe Egg 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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Tyrell To More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome! I almosted finished this in a day. Its addictive to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I know I'm biased, since I LOVE Chrestomanci novels so much, but this new installment lived up to all the previous books. Charmed Life is forever my favorite book, but Marianne has fallen into the honor of being one of my favorite heroines!! Everything you love about Ms. Jones' writing is here!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the storytelling is great, and keeps you interested until after the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have loved all of the Crestomanci books I have read, and this one is my favorite. It kept me interested and on my toes. It's not till almost the end that you find out what the true fight between the Pinhoes and Farleighs is about. It was a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this novel, Diana Wynne Jones's writing style continues to be witty and neverendingly ingenious. Her vibrant cast of characters just about jump right off the page: Cat, a boy who is a nine-lifed enchanter, Marianne, a girl just realizing the full capacity of her powers, Gammer Pinhoe, a crazy old lady who starts a war between two families, and Klartch, a newly-hatched griffin just to name a few. The Pinhoe family's ridiculous antics brought me more and more amusement as I got further along in the novel. I love books that involve magic and the author's creative spark made me especially appreciate this one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Pinhoes, a magical clan, live in Ulvergede and are friends with another witch group, the Farleighs. When Gaffer Farleigh and Gammer Norah come to Gammer Pinhoe¿s home, the leaders of the clans get into an argument leading to an exchange of spells. Gammer Pinhoe can no longer speak and her mind is jumbled against her will her family moves her into a relative¿s home. When the powerful enchanter Marianne Pinhoe finds an egg in Gammer¿s attic, she gives it to Cat Chrestomanci. The Pinhoes do not like the leader of the clan Chrestomanci who always examines them and their use of magic. They planted two spies in their household one of them being Marianne¿s brother Joe who make friends with Cat¿s sibling Roger. Plagues attack the Farleighs, who blame the Pinhoes but Marianne suspects otherwise. She and Cat try to defuse hostilities, but it is the elder Chrestomanci who peels away the layers of deceit. --- Young teens who enjoy urban fantasy will thoroughly appreciate this creative riveting work from the author of HOWL¿S MOVING CASTLE. There are plenty of light amusing moments (a trademark of Diana Wynne Jones) that embellish the growing inter-clans tension especially humorous is when the egg hatches and Cat finds himself with a baby griffin demanding like all newborns to be taken care of. Ms. Jones¿s young adult fans will treasure her latest magical fantasy. --- Harriet Klausner
logan carney More than 1 year ago
im on page 77 so far and the egg hasnt been introduced yet. even though the book says only 234 pgs. there are really more than 400. its a good book but i wish they would just get to the egg part already. if you have patience(which i highly lack) though you can read it. i paid almost 9 bucks so im not gonna stop.