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Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl — and herself — than first meets the eye.

Review:

"Wynne Jones' castle is a marvelous conceit — four doors open onto four different locations, and the whole is moved by Howl's talking fire demon, Calcifer. In this first of three interconnected stories...Wynne Jones creates the memorable characters who believably people her country of Ingary in an alternate, late Victorian-era world." Children's Literature

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"Jones has created an engaging set of characters and found a new use for many of the appurtenances of fairy tales — seven league boots and invisible cloaks, among others....Jones' inventiveness never fails, and her conclusion is infinitely satisfying." School Library Journal

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Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-nominated film introduced the Wizard Howl to new fans. Now the classic novel and its companion, "Castle in the Air," are back in these new editions featuring new cover art.

About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards — and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter — her books were filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.

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artsyevelina, December 15, 2014 (view all comments by artsyevelina)
Howl's Moving Castle is a wonderfully amusing and quirky story. The world in which it is based is filled with magic and has such clever stories surrounding it and within it that it makes you doubt your disbeliefs in magic.
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schultz.mckenna, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by schultz.mckenna)
An absolutely wonderful book. One to read to your children at night.
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Rosalind Reading, June 10, 2013 (view all comments by Rosalind Reading)
My middle school favorite remains one of my favorites as an adult. Don't let the befuddling movie discourage you: caught in these pages is a delightful combination of fairy tale, love story, mystery, and adventure novel. As the eldest of three, Sophie Hatter knows she has no hope in seeking her fortune. But her fortune is coming to her: a witch turns her into an old woman, and so she decides to go and work for the ever-so-wicked wizard Howl. Who turns out to be less wicked and more... well, you'll see. But the book is full of delightful characters, hilarious moments, and every clue comes together at the end like the pieces of a puzzle.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061478789
Author:
Jones, Diana Wynne
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Diana Wynne Jones
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Castles
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080422
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.62x5.22x.98 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 448 pages Eos - English 9780061478789 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wynne Jones' castle is a marvelous conceit — four doors open onto four different locations, and the whole is moved by Howl's talking fire demon, Calcifer. In this first of three interconnected stories...Wynne Jones creates the memorable characters who believably people her country of Ingary in an alternate, late Victorian-era world."
"Review" by , "Jones has created an engaging set of characters and found a new use for many of the appurtenances of fairy tales — seven league boots and invisible cloaks, among others....Jones' inventiveness never fails, and her conclusion is infinitely satisfying."
"Synopsis" by , Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-nominated film introduced the Wizard Howl to new fans. Now the classic novel and its companion, "Castle in the Air," are back in these new editions featuring new cover art.
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