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Howl's Moving Castle (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/03/2009
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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!

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007299263
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Imaginative and terribly funny "
Michael Morpurgo
THE 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

Bookclub! (age 9-12)

Bookclub! (age 9-12)

Bristol - Cribbs Causeway
Tuesday 27th August 15:00 - 16:00

This week is Week 3 - Tuesday August 27th Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones Meeting at the shop from 3-4pm FREE! Come for book discussions and cake! Read the group books, or bring along what you are reading at the moment.

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“Howl's Moving Castle”

Howl's Moving Castle is an enchanting fairytale with a healthy dose of post-modern cynicism and wonderful humour thrown in. Sophie, expert hat-maker and the eldest of three sisters, is cursed by the dreaded Witch... More

Paperback edition
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“A magical story”

This is a wonderful story that has been adapted into an amazing film by Studio Ghilbi. It tells the story of a young girl who manages to cross the wrong witch, who then goes on to meet a trapped fire demon, a turnip... More

Paperback edition
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“Magically moving...see what i did there?”

Sophie Hatter has the misfortune of being the eldest of three sisters, destined to fail miserably if she was ever to seek her fortune. News begins to spread that the Witch of the Waste has once again been seen, but... More

Paperback edition
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