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Chrestomanci Series
Also known or published as The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, The World of Chrestomanci
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Number of Books in Series: 6
Age Group: 9 - 14 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.8-5.8
GLE estimated 4.4-7.8
F&P/GRL estimated O-Q
DRA estimated 50-60
Lexile® measure 720L-840L

Book 2 Summary: After two centuries of feuding the powers of the two families of magicians in mythical Caprona are too weak to stop an incipient war, but the younger members of the families find a way.

Chrestomanci Book List:

These stories are relatively independent of one another and can be read in any order, but the author gave a recommended reading order which is neither the publication nor the chronological order.

Publication Order

Book 1: Charmed Life
Ages 9-14. 1977.
AR: 4.8 (9.0 Points, Quiz #45111)
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 2: The Magicians of Caprona
Ages 9-14. 1980.
AR: 5.2 (10.0 Points, Quiz #46550)

Book 3: Witch Week
Ages 9-14. 1982.
AR: 5.0 (10.0 Points, Quiz #46551)
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 4: The Lives of Christopher Chant
Ages 9-14. 1988.
AR: 5.8 (13.0 Points, Quiz #46549)
Lexile measure: 840

Book 5: Conrad's Fate
Ages 9-14. April 1, 2005.
AR: 5.3 (12.0 Points, Quiz #86935)
Lexile measure: 810L

Book 6: The Pinhoe Egg
Ages 9-14. October 3, 2006.
AR: 5.2 (13.0 Points, Quiz #110128)
Lexile measure: 820L

Companion Book: Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci
Ages 9-14. October 2, 2000.
AR: 5.6 (6.0 Points, Quiz #48476)

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 6 Books

List of Awards:

1977 Guardian Award for Children's Books


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