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Fantastic Fantasy!

August 16th marks the birth date of a fantastic fantasy author - Diana Wynne Jones. Her most recent book, The House of Many Ways (the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle) gives one a whole new perspective on housesitting. Charmain is ecstatic to get away from her parents and house-sit for her Great Uncle William, the Royal Wizard of Norland, but soon discovers the house has a mind of its own. The Game (2007) is an fascinating read for all fans of mythological fiction. Orphan Hayley is sent to a family gathering in Ireland. Her obnoxious cousins get her involved in a secret game that spins her into a realm where all the world's stories can be found - including secrets from her own unknown past - The Mythosphere. A new adventure by Jones is due out next year, The Enchanted Glass. Check out her website, as well as her magical books.