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.
©2012 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2012 Harper Collins Publishers Limited
I purchased Howl as I love the movie from Studio Ghibli.
It's very similar for most of the way but with so much more detail. I must say I like the book more.
I'm looking forward to starting part 2.
"Great children's fiction"
My children love this audiobook, both the story and performance it is one of their favourite bedtime stories
Sophie, who starts off as a mouse of a girl to become a cool heroine
"Fantastical Fantasy World"
I have been trying to obtain a audio copy of this book for a couple of years so was very happy to find it on Audible.
Diana Wynne Jones never ceases to please amaze entrance with her story weaving of magicians‘, mystery & magical mayhem.
The only disappointment for us was that this is an abridged version of Howl's Moving Castle so it was over far too quickly.
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