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Warlock at the Wheel and Other Stories

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  312 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A collection of humorous and light-hearted stories in which children achieve justice for themselves and others, often using the power of magic.
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published November 1984 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published 1984)
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Jul 05, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
This is the first book I read from my new library. Some of the stories are better than others and some are dated. I was super excited to read "The Sage of Theare" because it's a Chrestomanci I haven't read before. My favorite was "Dragon Reserve, Home Eight" which I think I have read before. I love the complete universe DWJ created for one short story.
James Oden
Dec 19, 2013 James Oden rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book is a perfect little bundle of delightful and fanciful diversions with which to pass a lazy day. Each story has a little twist that takes you from the everyday to the fantastic, and yet all told in a very understated tone. A good read indeed.
Meh. Jones is a fantastic author. Great fun with fantasy. This short story collection is silly and nice but if you're thinking of trying out Jones, absolutely start with something else. This isn't the book to hook you.
Diana Sandberg
May 09, 2012 Diana Sandberg rated it liked it
Short stories. I’ve never really got the hang of the why of short stories, but these are fun in their way. I like the humour of the title story, and the last one, “The Sage of Dissolution” is rather good.
Oct 16, 2015 Carolyn rated it it was ok
"Warlock at the Wheel" is collected within Mixed Magics by Diana Wynne Jones. It features the Warlock from Chrestomanci's home world and minor character in Charmed Life. He's the one who is a tutor to Gwendolyn and helps her try to mess things up. Very cute and farcically loveable.
Jul 04, 2009 Nic rated it really liked it
Some overlap with the other short story collections (notably "Unexpected Magic"), but the stories are fun.
May 19, 2014 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not Diana's best work. I'm also pretty sure I've read at least two of these stories before. Perhaps the entire book?
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Diana Wynne Jones was the author of more than thirty critically acclaimed fantasy stories, including the Chrestomanci series and the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.

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