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eBook Well Timed Enchantment Glb ePub
Author: Vivian Vande Velde
Language: English
ISBN: 0517573407
ISBN13: 978-0517573402
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (February 17, 1990)
Pages: 184
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 327
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ePub file: 1275 kb
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A Well-Timed Enchantment. p cm. "Magic Carpet Books. Summary A girl and her cat disappear. back in time to retrieve a lost watch.

A Well-Timed Enchantment. ISBN-13: 978-0-15-204919-5 ISBN-10: 0-15-204919-3. Text set in Berkeley Old Style Medium. Designed by Kaelm Chappell. Printed in the United States of America.

Vivian Vande Velde, A Well-Timed Enchantment. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. 433. 0. Published: 1990.

Where to start? Deanna wanted to thank Oliver for jumping in the well after her, but didn't know how. Did he remember he was really a cat? (And if he didn't, should she tell him?). Did he remember he was really a cat? (And if he didn't, should she tell him?) ke to change? Had it been painful? Did he regret it? Did he know any more about where they were and what they were supposed to be doing than she did? Words had never come easy to Deanna. She had frequently found herself unexpectedly, unintentionally, in the background, even among her friends

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A girl and her cat disappear back in time to retrieve a lost watch. I thought this was one of Velde's weaker books. A well-timed enchantment. The dialogue is a little worse than usual, the plot holes a little bigger, and the ending a tiny bit less conclusive. I don't particularly like the.

Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951) is an American writer of fiction for children and young adults. Vivian Vande Velde was born in Rochester, New York, United States. She began writing at age 28, the year her daughter was born, and has been publishing relatively consistently since. She resides in Rochester. She is involved in multiple circles/groups of young writers in the Rochester area, along with authors such as Bruce Coville and Cynthia DeFelice. by. Vivian Vande Velde. Leaf 6 text cut off. The original book is as like this. Time travel - Fiction, Fantasy. Magic Carpet Books/Harcourt Brace.

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Vivian Vande Velde has written many highly acclaimed books for teen and middle-grade readers, including Three Good Deeds, Heir Apparent, Deadly Pink, and the Edgar Award– winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Библиографические данные.

A girl and her cat disappear back in time to retrieve a lost watch
Read this book back in middle school and really liked it.
I am actually a fan of Vande Velde and one of my favorite books is Heir Apparent but I felt this did not have the usual Vande Velde " magic."
A Well-Timed Enchantment puts some fun into fairytales. The characters are interesting and humorous, particularly Oliver who can be so knowledgeable about certain things and yet completely clueless about 'expressions'.
If you're looking for a fantasy novel without a lot of teenage angst and oppressive evil give this book a read.
My 11 year old loves this Author. She loves her writing style. Great christmas present. would love to get more of her work.
The story follows Deanna as she vacations with her mother in the French countryside. It isn't long before Deanna and a neighborhood cat end up enchanted by fairies back in medieval France on a desperate quest. The humor borders on the ridiculous. Horn Book calls it "slapstick." But what bothered me this second time through (thirty years later) was the helpless heroine.

Deanna tries to take charge of her situation, but she spends a lot of time getting interrupted, shoved around, and thwarted...not very heroic. She is always moaning about not having anyone to help her and ends up trusting just about everyone else instead of making her own decisions.
It's okay for the main character to lose control of the situation, especially in a comedy where the frustrating results can be hilarious. Unfortunately, as a reader I mostly just felt annoyed that Deanna didn't walk away from these buffoons and get on with her quest.

Elizabeth (to whom the book is dedicated) and I both agree that the ending might have been stronger, more satisfying. It's still worth reading, but not Vande Velde's best work.
This is the story of Deanna. Deanna has been brought along by her mother to spend the summer in France with relatives. She is not having a good time. Her mother can speak many languages, and tells Deanna that she will pick French up during the stay. Deanna doesn't and has to use gestures to talk with her relatives who only speak French.
One day when Deanna is out walking with only a cat named Oliver for company, she stumbles upon a well. Thinking it looks so much like a wishing well, she started to wish. The only problem is she doesn't know quite what she wants to wish for. Her thoughts fly instantly to the wish of her father and mother living together happily again, without a divorce. She gets no farther than "I wish..." when Oliver accidentally causes her to drop her Mickey Mouse watch into the well. Suddenly she finds herself being pulled into the well, for it really is a magic well and the wishing has caused a loop-hole in time through which her watch fell. `the Fair Folk' who tell her that she must get the watch back in 24 hours, or else it will destroy history pulled her into the well. If she doesn't complete this task she will cease to exist.
Oliver leaped into the well after seeing Deanna disappear into it. Because of Deanna's questions, the Fair Folk decide that Oliver is much smarter than Deanna and that she will need help on this quest. Then they turn Oliver into a human, and set the two off on their quest.
The reason I rated this book four stars and not five is that Deanna's attitude got on my nerves. She always assumed that she was right; that she knew exactly what was going on even when all evidence pointed in the opposite direction.
Not only is this adventurous and romantic, it's funny too. The main character is Deanna. When she drops her watch into a well, and it is transported into medievel France, Deanna must get it back before it changes history. She has only one other thing to help her - a cat-turned-into-a-boy. Okay, I know what you're thinking. How in the world could something as simple as a watch change history? Well, suppose someone found it and believed it was something magical. And then, suppose the king found out about this watch, and he took it. Well, you know how these kings get - if one king has something, another king will want it. It could start a war, and then... Well, anyway, Deanna and the cat-boy have to get back the watch. So, in medievel France, Deanna and Oliver (the cat) meet a bunch of annoying (and rather stupid) nobles. And the story goes on with even more adventure. As for the romance, a lady noble falls in love (or at least thinks she has) with Oliver, another (Leonard) decides to marry Deanna, and finally, at the end, Deanna and Oliver fall in love. Okay, so far you haven't heard of anything funny. But there is plenty of humour. Throughout the story Oliver has to get used to being a human (he's used to being a cat and this isn't an easy switch to make). For instance, here's a part where Oliver is having trouble with using expressions.
"'...turns out since Leonard lost so badly, he figures his lady must be a real dog, so he wants to replace her with me.' Oliver stopped and stared at her. 'Leonard is marrying a dog?'"
Oliver also has trouble adjusting to a new diet of human food after all those years of mice. Anyway, if this review hasn't convinced you that this book is either adventurous, romantic, or funny, you probably wouldn't enjoy it. I'd say for ages 8-14.
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