[DWJ] DWJ book for 11 year old?

Emma Comerford comerford.emma at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 15:37:45 EDT 2009

To add more books to the mix, I loved "Tale of time city" at that age. But
I'd probably go for a Chrestomanci book as they are more easily obtainable!


On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 8:02 PM, Helen Schinske <hschinske at aol.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dorian E. Gray" <dorianegray at gmail.com
> >
> To: "Diana Wynne Jones discussion" <dwj at suberic.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] DWJ book for 11 year old?
>  Emily asked...
>>  A friend was asking me for ideas for good books for a birthday present
>>> for a girl who is 11 years old. I immediately wanted to recommend Diana
>>> Wynne Jones, but the problem is I don't know what sort of books would be
>>> suitable for that age.
> The first DWJ I really loved was _Witch Week_, and I still think it's one
> of the most accessible. (I read _Power of Three_ first and wasn't wild about
> it. I like it better now.) _Dogsbody_ really put me off. _The Ogre
> Downstairs_ might do. It's a more conventional goofy-magic story, though,
> and a bit more dated than some.
> Helen Schinske
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