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Howl's Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones

Harpercollins (uk) | March 16, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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A new look for one of Diana Wynne Jones'' funniest and most popular novels.

In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell.

Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls. There she meets Michael, Howl''s apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact.

But Sophie isn''t the only one under a curse - her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl, and Michael, and her quest to break her curse is both gripping - and howlingly funny!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: March 16, 2009

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007299265

ISBN - 13: 9780007299263

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: March 16, 2009

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007299265

ISBN - 13: 9780007299263

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

A new look for one of Diana Wynne Jones'' funniest and most popular novels.

In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell.

Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls. There she meets Michael, Howl''s apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact.

But Sophie isn''t the only one under a curse - her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl, and Michael, and her quest to break her curse is both gripping - and howlingly funny!

About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones is recognised internationally as a major writer of fantasy and in 2007 will receive a LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the World Fantasy Convention. She has also won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (twice) and the Guardian Award for CHARMED LIFE. Her books have been translated into more than eighteen languages, and her novel HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE was made into an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. Diana lives in Bristol with her husband, a professor of Early English literature.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR DIANA WYNNE JONES:

"[Wynne Jones] has a unique record of producing books you can''t forget. Every book is different. And every book is likely to be in someone''s top seven. I feel we need to acknowledge how lucky those of us are who grew up on her books, and to ensure subsequent generations enjoy the same intense and subtle pleasure." - THE GUARDIAN

".Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones''s most outrageous plots to her readers'' hopes and fears." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter" - THE BOOKSELLER

"Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ." - SFX

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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