[Read] ➻ The Magicians of Caprona ➸ Diana Wynne Jones – 1sm.info

The Magicians of Caprona Tonino Is The Only Person In The Famous Montana Household Who Wasn T Born With An Instinct For Creating Spells, But He Has Other Gifts His Ability To Communicate With Cats Just Might Help Defend The City Of Caprona Against A Mysterious Enchanter But Only If Tonino Can Learn To Cooperate With A Girl From The Hated Petrocchi Family Of Spell Makers



10 thoughts on “The Magicians of Caprona

  1. says:

    another splendid entry in the Chrestomanci cycle this wonderful little series about multiple dimensions, magic, and the trans dimensional authority on magic known as the Chrestomanci has been a real light in my life whenever i open up a new book what a lovely and pleasing breath of fresh air.The Magicians of Caprona takes place in an alternate dimension in which magic is openly pr


  2. says:

    EDIT Of all the reviews I ve done this is the least liked There are even books I have gotlikes for rating than I got for reviewing this one This is the second Chrestomanci book I ve read to my daughter Celyn there seems to be some confusion about the order of the books, but they appear to be self contained and the order is perhaps unimportant.It s a good book, not a great book It s the


  3. says:

    This was the first book by DWJ that I ever read I stumbled on it by accident in the library when I was a kid, and it was the kind of book I would stay up all night reading and then feel sad when I got to the last page I still read like that sometimes, but it s pretty rare to find books I can be that excited about.Really, instead of going on and on about this writer, I will say that these ar


  4. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this great fun, with a lovely magic system and strong characterisation.


  5. says:

    This was cute but hard to connect with Where some of DWJ s other books employ a tight POV, this one has such a broad lens beginning with the entire city of Caprona and the Montana family, and then switching off vaguely between Tonino and Paolo that I never felt terribly invested in anyone s fates, nor did I have any doubts about them and their fates, since the plot is so formulaic and involves a lite


  6. says:

    4 Stars When I started this book I didn t really think I would like it It was slow and it took me some time to get sucked into the writing, but as I read on I just gotandexcited This story grows on you, the characters do, the worlds do, and now that I m finished I want to go back to them My favorite parts of this book have to be the ridiculous magical bits like the cardboard horses and the cardboard coach


  7. says:

    Without the proper words, any spell is only at half force, even if it is of divine origin The Dukedom of Caprona is kept safe under the protection of the Golden Angel and its strongest magical families the Casa Montana and Casa Petrocchi Unfortunately, the families have been feuding for generations and with that, the true spell of the Golden Angel lost Now a war threatens on all sides of Caprona and while the


  8. says:

    I felt a bit weird when reading this Jones isn t Italian, is she but when reading many of the scenes involving the families, the heavily sprinkled Italian dialogue and the operatic dramatics, I found myself wondering again and again if it straddles the line between Parody of large passionate Italian family and foreigner writing a racist, one dimensional depiction of Italian culture She gets us dizzy with lists of n


  9. says:

    Read February 2015Re read January 2017THIS BOOK IT S EVEN BETTER ON RE READ ESPECIALLY RE READING ALOUD BUT BUT THE FUUUN OH MY GOODNESS XD AND AWESOME ITALIAN FANTASY AND SHENANIGANS AND FUN DIALOG AND DIANA WYNNE JONES AND CHRESTOMANCI WHO IS AMAZING.JUSTJUSTTHE CHRESTOMANCI BOOKS THOUGH.


  10. says:

    2020 re read Again, everything I ve said in my other re read reviews applies Something that struck me this time round this novel seems to contain one of the few examples of effective parenting and nurturing families in DWJ s books two families, in this case Which brings us to the disfunction that is very present the two families behave appallingly with each other and in doing so, create deep bigotry in their children, as well as threaten the wellbeing of their city However, within those 2020 re read Again, everything I ve said in my other re read reviews applies Something that struck me this time round this novel seems to contain one of the few examples of effective parenting and nurturing families in DWJ s books two families, in this case Which brings us to the disfunction that is very present the two families behave appallingly with each other and in doing so, create deep bigotry in their children, as well as threaten the wellbeing of their city However, within those families themselves, there is love, laughter, community, and everything else good that most of the parents and families in DWJ s novels lack It struck me as interesting that these are not British families, but Italian perhaps it was harder for DWJ to imagine a nurturing British family In any case, it did strike me strongly this time that these two families, while far from perfect, are able to provide the kind of positive environment apart from the horrific bigotry between the two families, of course that is shockingly and deliberately absent in most of her books


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