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Howls Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

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Harper Collins
13 May 2009
In this beloved modern classic, young Sophie Hatter from the land of Ingary catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell...

Deciding she has nothing more to lose, Sophie makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above her town, 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 Sophie meets Michael, Howl's apprentice, and Calcifer the fire demon, with whom she agrees a pact. Her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl and Michael and her quest to break her curse come alive with Diana Wynne Jones's unique combination of magic, humour and imagination.
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Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9780007299263
ISBN 10:   0007299265
Pages:   304
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Recommended Age:   From 9
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Young adult ,  9-11 years ,  Children / Juvenile ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   http://www.dianawynnejones.com

Diana Wynne Jones spent her childhood in Essex and has been writing fantasy novels for children since 1973. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she has been enthralling children and adults with her work ever since. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981, and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. She is married with three sons, and lives in Bristol with her husband.

Reviews for Howls Moving Castle

Imaginative and terribly funny Michael MorpurgoTHE TELEGRAPH - 100 Best Books a Child Should Read Wit and humor glint from the pages THE HORN BOOK Praise for Diana Wynne Jones ...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 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


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