The Game (novella)
First edition (US)
|Author||Diana Wynne Jones|
|Cover artist||Rick Berry|
|Country||United States, United Kingdom|
|Genre||Children's, Fantasy, High Fantasy|
|Publisher||Firebird Books (USA)
|Media type||Print (Hardback, USA; Paperback, UK)|
|LC Class||PZ7.J684 Gam 2007|
The Game is a fantasy novella written by Diana Wynne Jones. It explores a young girl's life and her relation to the "Mythosphere." This book pulls heavily from Greek and even some Russian Mythology.
Hayley’s parents disappeared when she was a baby. Since then, she has been raised and homeschooled by her grandparents. Grandad is overworked and travels a lot; Grandma is much too strict and never lets her meet any children her own age. When Hayley does something wrong—she is not quite sure what—they pack her off to her aunts in Ireland. To Hayley’s shock, her family is much bigger than she thought; to her delight, the children all play what they call “the game,” where they visit a place called “the mythosphere.” And while she plays the game, Hayley learns more about her own place in the world than she had ever expected.
Hayley, Grandpa, Grandma, Flute, Fiddle, Uncle Jolyon, Uncle Mercer, 7 Aunts, Troy, Harmony, Tolly, more cousins, 5 other Aunts, Hayley's dad, Hayley's mum.
- Review of The Game in Publishers Weekly, 5 March 2007. Retrieved on 4 August 2008.
- Review of The Game on SciFiDimensions.com, March 2007. Retrieved on 4 August 2008.
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