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Howls Moving Castle (Howls Moving Castle, #1) An Alternative Cover For This ISBN Can Be Found HereSophie Has The Great Misfortune Of Being The Eldest Of Three Daughters, Destined To Fail Miserably Should She Ever Leave Home To Seek Her Fate But When She Unwittingly Attracts The Ire Of The Witch Of The Waste, Sophie Finds Herself Under A Horrid Spell That Transforms Her Into An Old Lady Her Only Chance At Breaking It Lies In The Ever Moving Castle In The Hills The Wizard Howl S Castle To Untangle The Enchantment, Sophie Must Handle The Heartless Howl, Strike A Bargain With A Fire Demon, And Meet The Witch Of The Waste Head On Along The Way, She Discovers That There S Far To Howl And Herself Than First Meets The Eye

About the Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an ed Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre There, Jones and her two younger sisters Isobel later Professor Isobel Armstrong, the literary critic and Ursula later an actress and a children s writer spent a childhood left chiefly to their own devices After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne s College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien before graduating in 1956 In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin After a brief period in London, in 1957 the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in 1976.According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child.Jones started writing during the mid 1960s mostly to keep my sanity , when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household a sick husband, a mother in law, a sister, and a friend with daughter Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan in 1970, entitled Changeover It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies she recalled in 2004 that it had seemed like every month, we would hear that yet another small island or tiny country had been granted independence Changeover is set in a fictional African colony during transition, and begins as a memo about the problem of how to mark changeover ceremonially is misunderstood to be about the threat of a terrorist named Mark Changeover It is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government, police, and army bureaucracies sex, politics, and news In 1965, when Rhodesia declared independence unilaterally one of the last colonies and not tiny , I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it Jones books range from amusing slapstick situations to sharp social observation Changeover is both , to witty parody of literary forms Foremost amongst the latter are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, and its fictional companion pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm 1998 and Year of the Griffin 2000 , which provide a merciless though not unaffectionate critique of formulaic sword and sorcery epics.The Harry Potter books are frequently compared to the works of Diana Wynne Jones Many of her earlier children s books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter.Jones works are also compared to those of Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman She was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, and Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other s work she dedicated her 1993 novel Hexwood to him after something he said in conversation inspired a key part of the plot Gaiman had already dedicated his 1991 four part comic book mini series The Books of Magic to four witches , of whom Jones was one.For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the 1978 Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, a once in a lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children s writers Three times she was a commended runner up a for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year s best children s book for Dogsbody 1975 , Charmed Life 1977 , and the fourth Chrestomanci book The Lives of Christopher Chant 1988 She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, children s section, in 1996 for The Crown of Dalemark

10 thoughts on “Howls Moving Castle (Howls Moving Castle, #1)

  1. Cara Cara says:

    Honestly what made me want to read this book was the movie gasp I know, I know shouldn t do that The movie was good I am a fan of Hayo Miyazaki s films and I wasn t disappointed in the book As always much of the book wasn t put into the

  2. Catie Catie says:

    This book is completely magical and this is how I know On the fourth of July, we crammed ourselves into our car my husband, mother in law, two girls, and I and drove for over an hour to go see some fireworks There was traffic almost the entire

  3. Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence says:

    I read this to my daughter, Celyn 10 , who is too disabled to read books by herself.I had seen some of the anime film version years ago but remembered basically nothing of it.I found the whole thing original and refreshing The point of view character S

  4. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    For some reason I ve been reading a lot of really great books lately I feel that itch to find something I can tear apart and relish in the destruction However, Howl s Moving Castle didn t provide me with that opportunity.It is an amazing and fantastic book The

  5. Riley Riley says:

    This was such an enchanting story

  6. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Howl s Moving Castle, for whatever reason, failed to engage me the first time I read it several years ago, but it worked much better the second time around I really felt for Sophie, the main character, who feels so timid, trapped and hopeless that when she s unfairly hit wit

  7. Emma Emma says:

    Before Hayao Miyazaki made Howl s Moving Castle into a feature length animated film in 2006 2004 if you saw it in Japan , it was a book written by Diana Wynne Jones in 1986 Due to the inherent difficulties of creating an animated film, Miyazaki greatly abridged and adjusted the plot

  8. Cait • A Page with a View Cait • A Page with a View says:

    HOW IS THIS SO DIFFERENT FROM THE MOVIE I picked this up on a whim because I adore the Miyazaki film, but this is like a totally different story And I can t believe I m saying this about one of my favorite movies, but I like this book waaaaay .

  9. Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ says:

    I am so pleased to say I loved this book This was exactly what I needed to read right now My year thus far has been full ofserious books with heavy content, but this was a perfect balance of fantastical and lighthearted.Sophie and her two sisters work in a hat shop with only their stepmother for com

  10. Celeste Celeste says:

    I adore middle grade fantasy fiction The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was the first book that ever made me cry, and I still get emotional when I reread it The Phantom Tollbooth remains one of the funniest, cleverest books I ve ever read, though I didn t read it until I was in my twenties A Wrinkle in T

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