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Fantasy Stories

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  105 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Here are eighteen imaginative stories from such accomplished writers as C. S. Lewis, Joan Aiken, L. Frank Baum, Norton Juster, and Rudyard Kipling. Splendid line drawings add to the otherworldly atmosphere.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 20th 2003 by Kingfisher (first published January 1st 1994)
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This collection of fantasy stories, selected by the great Diana Wynne Jones herself, offers an outstanding variety of such stories for children and young adults. It is evident that every story is picked with an extraordinary amount of love and thought by Wynne Jones, as there are all spellbinding and noteworthy in their own right.

1) The Peasant and the Devil-The Brother Grimm:

This is a charming story about a peasant who manages to outwit the devil. It is a great introduction to all the rest of
Jun 06, 2008 Tortla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy nerds
Because I'm annoying:

The Peasant and the Devil
Good ol' brothers Grimm...they never get old.

Boris Chernevsky's Hands
Jane Yolen is cool. Baba Yaga is cool. The story was decent.

The Hobgoblin's Hat
This was adorable. I liked the translator's notes and the fact that there was a top hat.

Ully the Piper
I quite liked this story, which for some strange reason reminded me of Shannon Hale's Princess Academy and also of some of the books by Elizabeth Marie Pope.

Milo Conducts the Dawn
The Phantom Tollbooth
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Oct 31, 2013 Kate K. F. rated it really liked it
This was a reread for me as I first read this book a number of years ago. Its a collection of fantasy stories that Diana Wynne Jones chose and what I find interesting about it is how many of them are clearly stories of her childhood. Some of the stories in here, I had vaguely heard of but not read such as Puck of Pook's Hill while others are old favorites such as the Flight of the Gump from Ozma of Oz and the excerpt from The Silver Chair.

I recommend this collection for someone who wishes to le
Aug 06, 2012 Mali rated it it was amazing
A great (and pretty cheap) collection of fantasy stories. I recommend it for every fantasy fan out there.
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Moomintroll! I used to read those books when I was a kid! If only I could remember where . . .
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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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