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“Imaginative and terribly funny ”
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“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…”
“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
'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!--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An excellent children's story enjoyed by this adult! I will read more by this author.Published 13 days ago by R J Musgrave
Good read , excellent for young adult readers. Finished it in an a couple of eveningsPublished 23 days ago by sarah martin
Favorite book OF ALL TIME. Read this book at least 7 times and the thing is once you finish it, you just want to go back and start all over again! Read morePublished 1 month ago by M K DEVAUX
I had watched the animated film of Howl's Moving Castle first before being introduced to the book, and you can almost take them as two separate stories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Little.Em84
I read this as I loved the film. Give it a go, personally I preferred the film, much more dramatic :)Published 2 months ago by Lauren