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Howl's Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne Jones (more about Diana Wynne Jones) 2/1
Fantasy and Magic for ages 10 to 14 published by Mammoth
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
A tale of witches, wizards and mixed identities. The heroine, Sophie Hatter becomes the victim of an ageing spell and believes the only person who can help her is the wicked wizard Howl. He lives in a floating castle and it is whispered he eats the souls of young girls. So even if he lifts the spell, Sophie will still be in great danger.
What happens?
Sophie is a spirited heroine who decides to find her own solutions to her problems. She enters the mysterious castle and meets its strange occupants: the self obsessed wizard, his young apprentice and the wicked fire demon Calcifer.
Is it easy to read?
Girls and boys will love this story. It needs someone willing to read a long text and with good reading skills. Went down very well as a book to read to the whole class.
Anything else?
A wonderful read, full of amazing adventures and mistaken identities. Wynne Jones writes clear descriptions of all her characters and it is easy to become caught up in their adventures.
Other books by Diana Wynne Jones include A Sudden Wild Magic, A Tale of Time City, Archer's Goon, Black Maria, Cart and Cwidder, Castle in the Air, Charmed Life, Deep Secret, Dogsbody, Drowned Ammet, Eight Days of Luke, Fantasy Stories, Fire and Hemlock, Hexwood, Hidden Turnings, Minor Arcana, Mixed Magics, Power of Three, The Crown of Dalemark, The Dark Lord of Derkholm, The Homeward Bounders, The Lives of Christopher Chant, The Magicians of Caprona, The Merlin Conspiracy, The Ogre Downstairs, The Spellcoats, The Time of the Ghost, The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land, The Year of the Griffin, Wild Robert, Wilkin's Tooth, Witch Week.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
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.
And what do you think?
Ren, lalala
If you havent read this book yet then youre nuts!....this is a wonderful book and i hope everyone gets a chance to read it! :-)
Shona, Vancouver, BC
I think Diana Wynne Jones is the one of the finest writers in her medium. JK Rowling (among many others) owe her a great deal.
Tram Nguyen, keysborough
I really like the book and it is also very unpredictable. It was the best book I've ever read and I really like to own it, I've read it about 5 times already. I love this book
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