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Jan 02, Kwoomac rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is hard to find these days, and has been out of print for at least 10 years. Really interesting, unique premise. To ask other readers questions about Dogsbodyplease sign up. The plot does fail to explain itself. Email required Address never made public.

Duffy, although she reminded my lady very much of Miss Minchin from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Little Princess, with her frequent abuse of Cathleen while making herself out to be endlessly put-upon has a highly real nastiness to her, the unpleasant self justification of any bully convinced of their own rightness. Watership Down Richard Adams 9.

They seem to think anything impossible could happen in the old days. For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children’s writers. The third — and worst — is that someone out there will do anything to keep Sirius from finding the Zoi. Along the way, Sirius learns how to love.

Polaris is a variable star? If Diana Wynne Jones isn’t one of your favorite authors, I must ask While Sirius ongoing exploration of the world and his nature as a dog is fascinating, at the same time the constant physical, verbal and emotional abuse of Cathleen and to a lesser extent Siriuscan be pretty wearing, not only because it is uncomfortable, but also because it feels like the plot and characters are sitting still.


In her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre. Topsy-turvy and whip smart, fun and engaging, faced-paced and well-detailed, deep and heartwarming, Dogsbody is a wonderful example of a gifted storyteller weaving her unforgettable magic and hitting every color and flavor in the spectrum along the way. May 8, by Vishy.

Vintage Diana Wynne Jones. Basil asks for the “meteorite”.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

I have to say that there were parts in the first half of the novel that I found somewhat slow, but once it picked up momentum it was thoroughly action-packed and impossible to put down. Dogsbody is a children’s novel by Diana Jonss Jones.

The book managed to haunt me in all the right ways well into my adulthood, but I could never find it again until someone ordered a copy off Amazon and gave it to me my freshman year of college. Dogsbody has become, deservedly, a classic, not despite but because of its completely nontraditional cosmology. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Or realistically, without killing them off right away?

He might be stronger than all three cats put together, but he could not use his paws as they did. Apr 15, Victoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s not a spoiler and, indeed, Gaiman’s introduction warned readers that Wynne Jones doesn’t offer a conventional finale, but – like so many things in the book – what she leaves you with is sufficiently unique to be, at a minimum Animal Farm George Orwell 9. He meets and is helped by Moonwho informs him that the cold dogs run when she is full.

Most of all its a touching story of the bond between a young girl who is mistreated by almost everyone around her and the dog who starts to wonder if going him is better than the life he has on earth. But I also feel that some loose ends detracted from it.

He loves his mistress Kathleen. While Cathleen as a bright, lonely and compassionate child in unquestionably bad circumstances is someone any reader with a heart would warm to by default, Wynne Jones simply lets her be likeable without forcing the issue, indeed some of the very practical irritations Cathleen has of things like attempting to hoover around an inconveniently large white dog make her even more sympathetic by making her feel grounded, particularly since Wynne Jones never indulges in narrative judgements about Cathleen or tells us that she is “sweet” she just lets her stand on her own merits.


They weren’t always Ultimately this riana disappointed me but it’s still by Diana Wynne Jones which means it’s still good. Jan 12, Lily rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: For example, a group of boys follow her home after school every day and make derogatory jokes, dogsboyd to Sirius scaring them. This is a delightful story on so many levels.

Notify me of new comments via email. In the universe of Dogsbodystars are ruled by spirits called luminaries. Perfect for dog or cat owners, or anyone who likes a magical adventure, Dogsbody is everything you hope it could be and more.

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I did like the little girl, who adopted Sirius. Dogsbody is a tense, exciting, sciencefiction fantasy, a dogsobdy, and a touching dog story all in one. The late ’80s were The librarians of my childhood failed me.

To view it, click here. He reluctantly returns to his sphere, leaving Kathleen behind. Wynne Jones represents the stellar luminaries as nearly incomprehensible beings of unimaginable power and majesty.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

Anyone who realizes that cats aren’t the villains gets a gold star. Aug 26, Madeleine rated it it was amazing. I think it could’ve been better, maybe by making the object an actual meteor as opposed to some made up object with mysterious powers.