Eight Days Of Luke by Diana Wynne JonesEight Days Of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones

Eight Days Of Luke

byDiana Wynne Jones

Paperback | January 4, 2001

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There seemed nothing odd about Luke to begin with - except perhaps the snakes. If they were snakes, that is. David wasn't sure."Just kindle a flame and I'll be with you," says Luke. David thinks he's joking, but certainly, whenever he strikes a match, Luke appears immediately.But David's new friend seems to have some extraordinary friends and relations, and some very dark secrets. And when David enters into a bargain with the mysterious one-eyed Mr Wedding, life gets very hot indeed!
Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book...
Title:Eight Days Of LukeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pagesPublished:January 4, 2001Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006755216

ISBN - 13:9780006755210


Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely tale great treatment of old stories by a venerable storyteller
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not My Fav Jones Fantasy I thought I would love this more to be honest - I was slow on the uptake that it was about Norse mythology so that was on me, but it just didn't inspire as much childish glee as some of Diana Wynne Jones' books. I really liked David and reading how he was feeling throughout the story but nevertheless more "cute" than exciting.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than American Gods Diana Wynne Jones’ books are wonderful children’s fantasy, and I devoured every one the library had in stock when I was a kid. Eight Days of Luke ruined American Gods for me when I read it years later (there are similar plot devices); basically everything I’ve read of Neil Gaiman reads like a pale imitation of a Diana Wynne Jones book. Eight Days of Luke follows David, a neglected boy stuck at home during school holidays with his miserable guardians, and the strange things that happen when a mysterious boy named Luke appears in David’s backyard. Fantasy and reality blend as David realises Luke and his relatives are not what they appear. As a standalone, this book is a great introduction to Jones’ work, and it's my favourite story of hers.
Date published: 2014-11-01

Editorial Reviews

".Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones's most outrageous plots to her readers' hopes and fears."Publishers Weekly