Howl's Moving Castle

Young-adult fiction by Diana Wynne Jones


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!

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Ms. Jone's subtle humor makes this book incredible. 9.5!

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This is one of my very favorite stories. It's a book I've re-read numerous times. I love the character growth that takes place, how it starts out feeling like a very trite simple story and builds until you feel like you've known these characters your entire life.

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