House Of Many Ways by Diana Wynne JonesHouse Of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

House Of Many Ways

byDiana Wynne Jones

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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A chaotically magical sequel to Howl's Moving Castle.Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great Uncle William's tiny cottage while he's ill should have been easy, but Great Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland an his house bends space and time. Its single door leads to any number of places - the bedrooms, the kitchen, the caves under the mountains, the past, to name but a few.By opening that door, Charmain is now also looking after an extremely magical stray dog, a muddled young apprentice wizard and a box of the king's most treasured documents, as well as irritating a clan of small blue creatures.Caught up in an intense royal search, she encounters an intimidating sorceress named Sophie. And where Sophie is, can the Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind?
Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book...
Title:House Of Many WaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007275684

ISBN - 13:9780007275687


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A magical adventure. Set in the same magical world as the first in the series. Some old favourite characters return, but don't over shadow the main protagonists.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and complements the first A great book in the Howl series. It is different from the other two but surprisingly similar to the first, making for a familiar yet new adventure!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great easy read Another great book from Diana Wynne Jones. I love Howl and Sophie and the adventures they have.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Story I loved the book. I was a little disappointed that Howl and Sophie weren't the main characters, but the story was still very good.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the world! THe house of many ways is an excellent extension of Howl's moving castle.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read and reread and reread again This by far one of my favorite books. The world is beautifully imagined and I've reread it several times. The characters are so unique and interesting. Quite easy to get lost in this whimsical book.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Really fun to read
Date published: 2014-06-01

Editorial Reviews

"Diana Wynne Jones ought to be crowned with coloured garlands because she is the best writer of magical fantasy for children in this country" Evening Standard"Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two . [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed." SFX"Diana Wynne Jones is, quite simply, the best writer of magic there is, for readers of any age." Neil Gaiman".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