Light wear to covers. Clean copy - no school or library markings. Binding is the heavier, sturdier library covers. Content pages are clean and unmarked. DJ is worn, with several short edge tears. DJ is price clipped. 250 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The curse on Orban spreads bad luck to the rest of the Otmounders, the Giants, and the Dorig until three Otmounder children are born with Gifts.
About the Author: Diana Wynne Jones was raised in the village of Thaxted, in Essex, England. She has been a compulsive storyteller for as long as she can remember enjoying most ardently those tales dealing with witches, hobgoblins, and the like. Ms. Jones lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, a professor of English at Bristol University. They have three sons and two granddaughters. In Her Own Words...
"I decided to be a writer at the age of eight, but I did not receive any encouragement in this ambition until thirty years later. I think this ambition was fired-or perhaps exacerbated is a better word-by early marginal contacts with the Great, when we were evacuated to the English Lakes during the war. The house we were in had belonged to Ruskin's secretary and had also been the home of the children in the books of Arthur Ransome. One day, finding I had no paper to draw on, I stole from the attic a stack of exquisite flower-drawings, almost certainly by Ruskin himself, and proceeded to rub them out. I was punished for this. Soon after, we children offended Arthur Ransome by making a noise on the shore beside his houseboat. He complained. So likewise did Beatrix Potter, who lived nearby. It struck me then that the Great were remarkably touchy and unpleasant (even if, in Ruskin's case, it was posthumous), and I thought I would like to be the same, without the unpleasantness.
"I started writing children's books when we moved to a village in Essex where there were almost no books. The main activities there were hand-weaving, hand-making pottery, and singing madrigals, for none of which I had either taste or talent. So, in intervals between trying to haunt the church and sitting on roofs hoping to learn to fly, I wrote enormous epic adventure stories which I read to my sisters instead of the real books we did not have. This writing was stopped, though, when it was decided I must be coached to go to University. A local philosopher was engaged to teach me Greek and philosophy in exchange for a dollhouse (my family never did things normally), and I eventually got a place at Oxford.
"At this stage, despite attending lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, I did not expect to be writing fantasy. But that was what I started to write when I was married and had children of my own. It was what they liked best. But small children do not allow you the use of your brain. They used to jump on my feet to stop me thinking. And I had not realized how much I needed to teach myself about writing. I took years to learn, and it was not until my youngest child began school that I was able to produce a book which a publisher did not send straight back.
"As soon as my books began to be published, they started coming true. Fantastic things that I thought I had made up keep happening to me. The most spectacular was Drowned Ammet. The first time I went on a boat after writing that book, an island grew up out of the sea and stranded us. This sort of thing, combined with the fact that I have a travel jinx, means that my life is never dull."
Diana Wynne Jones is the author of many highly praised books for young readers, as well as three plays for children and a novel for adults. She lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, a professor of English at Bristol University. They have three sons.
Title: Power of Three
Publisher: U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co Library
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description William Morrow & Co Library, 1977. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP46702197
Book Description William Morrow & Co. Library Binding. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2796921965
Book Description William Morrow & Co Library, 1977. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0688841066
Book Description New York: Greenwillow Books, (1977) dj, 1977. Hardcover first edition - First US printing. Another innovative fantasy novel for older children, one which uses Celtic mythology and magic to create a parable of relations among the races. "Threes" are a recurring theme: "This is the story of the three children of Adara -of Ayna and Ceci who both had Gifts, and of Gair, who thought he was ordinary." There are three races that live on the moors, the Lymen, Dorig, and Giants (humans). In the sturdy library binding. 250 pp. Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, price-clipped, some edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine). Seller Inventory # 66340
Book Description Greenwillow Books, New York, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing, hardcover. 250 pages. Near fine with tail of spine bumped, in a very good dust jacket with offset from another book on rear panel and edgewear at head of spine. Mylar cover on jacket. "Summary: The curse on Orban spreads bad luck to the rest of the Otmounders, the Giants, and the Dorig until three Otmounder children are born with Gifts.". Seller Inventory # 013288
Book Description Greenwillow Books, New York, NY, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Children; Juvenile Fiction; ISBN: 0688841066. ISBN/EAN: 9780688841065. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24769. Seller Inventory # 24769