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Fantasy Stories

Diana Wynne Jones

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This collection of eighteen stories introduces young readers to the best in both classic and contemporary fantasy. Featuring extracts from enduring classics such as Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling, C. S. Lewis's The Silver Chair, and Five Children and It by E. Nesbit, this anthology provides the perfect sample of a very popular genre. Carefully selected by Diana Wynne Jones, each story is sure to delight, enchant, and entice youngsters into the imaginative world of fantasy fiction.

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Chapter One
THE PEASANT AND THE DEVIL
THE BROTHERS GRIMM
THERE WAS ONCE upon a time a peasant who had been working in his
field, and as twilight had set in, he was getting ready for the journey home,
when he saw a heap of burning...

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Diana Wynne Jones

DIANA WYNNE JONES was the award-winning author of over forty novels for adults and children, among them Howl’s Moving Castle, which was turned into an Academy Award–nominated animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki. She won the Carnegie Commendation, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. She died March 26th, 2011.

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