Howl's Moving Castle
In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark... show more
In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls.
The Hatter sisters--Sophie, Lettie, and Martha--and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning.
In this giant jigsaw puzzle of a fantasy, people and things are never quite what they seem. Destinies are intertwined, identities exchanged, lovers confused. The Witch has placed a spell on Howl. Does the clue to breaking it lie in a famous poem? And what will happen to Sophie Hatter when she enters Howl's castle?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2001-08-01
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Howl's Moving Castle (#1)
I was first introduced to this tale in movie form, however, to my great pleasure I stumbled across it at the book store on April Fool's day. To say I had to pinch myself to make sure I was not being tricked is an understatement. I whisked it to the front desk to purchase immediately and could not pu...
So much imagination. This is unlike anything I've read. I'm impressed. It totally kept my attention, and I'm an adult. Reading this as a kid must be out of this world amazing. It's great for anyone who can read, adults and kids of all ages. There's lots of magic and a great cast.
This is a great fantasy book. This is the story of Sophie, a girl who is all set to live out her dull fate as the oldest daughter until she meets the wizard Howl. After that everything is turned upside down as she is turned into an old woman by the Wicked Witch of the Waste and becomes Howl's housek...
It's been a long while since I read this, but I remembered absolutely loving it. My memories were correct. In fact, I read every book by Diana Wynne Jones I could get my hands on growing up. I've finally gotten a chance to reread this, and I'm glad I choose the audiobook format. Jenny Sterlin was br...
SO close to the movie and yet not too close. There were some surprise changes that I enjoyed. I loved Howl much more in the book he was revealed more. It was a fantasy fest for this reader I'm hard care fan of the movie and this was the cherry on the cake for me. I can't wait for book 2