From The Guardian, my favorite newspaper for book news:
Diana Wynne Jones has a unique record of producing books you can't forget. Her intelligent, imaginative brand of fantasy is, at root, down-to-earth – heroes win humanly, by acknowledging their weaknesses and playing to their strengths, and by behaving nicely to other people and giving them the benefit of the doubt even when they appear to be revolting. The fact that the heroes in question might be nine-lifed enchanters with power over space and time is incidental.
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The multiple glories of Diana Wynne Jones | Books | guardian.co.uk
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Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.