Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
Sophie 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... show more
Sophie 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 more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.
Publish date: April 22nd 2008
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 429
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