Wide-ranging conversations with 13 literary masters of universe including Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones, Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L’Engle, Terry Pratchett, and Philip Pullman.
From the Introduction: “Fantasy is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable, and to reveal our own ‘real’ world in a fresh and truth-bearing light.’”
“An essential volume for fantasy fans of all ages.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
“A rich resource.” — Booklist (starred)
“Wisdom, variety, and humor characterize these interviews full of incisive comments from thirteen fantasy writers. . . An unusual exposition of creativity and courage, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into the diverse ways imagination and fantasy work.” — The Horn Book (Horn Book Fanfare; starred review)