cover image Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories

Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories

Diana Wynne Jones. Greenwillow Books, $16.99 (497pp) ISBN 978-0-06-055533-7

Old favorites come in new trimmings with the gathering together of these 16 previously published stories by Diana Wynne Jones in Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories. Shorter tales include ""The Master,"" a vet's account of a strange, portentous dream she has about a house in the forest, and ""The Girl Who Loved the Sun,"" wherein Phega's adoration for that celestial body causes her to repeatedly attempt to transform herself into a tree. Jones's four-part novella, ""Everard's Ride,"" concludes the collection, with the tale of Cecelia and Alex, siblings who travel to a mysterious island to help Robert, a fugitive accused of murder.