Castle In The Air: Castle In The Air

Paperback | August 7, 2001

byDiana Wynne Jones

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Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.

In this stunning sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large-scale, fast-paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem. There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs (but are they cats and dogs?), and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies. The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise-filled ending.

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Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was...

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In which a humble youg carpet merchant wins, then loses, the princess of his dreamsFar to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdullah who loved to spend his time daydreaming. He was content with his life and his daydreams ...

Diana Wynne Jones was born in London in 1934. She grew up amidst the destruction of World War II, and as a result her family moved around a lot as she was growing up, before finally settlign in Essex. Not being able to get many books, Jones and her sister made up their own stories, and though Jones was dyslexic, she wrote down her stor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.76 inPublished:August 7, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064473457

ISBN - 13:9780064473453

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical Castle in the Air can be enjoyed by people of all ages, especially children. This is because it is a fantasy that is written in a simple language, so it can be read by all. I recommend that you get this book for your children to read, they will be very fascinated by it. Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones is truly a magical tale about a young carpet dealer, who acquires a magic flying carpet, and his life takes a turn. What do you think will happen, how will his life change?
Date published: 2008-04-12

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"A lively fantasy adventure."-- "School Library Journal""A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funnybone."-- "Kirkus Reviews"