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Howl's Moving Castle

Jones, Diana Wynne (Book - 1986 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Howl's Moving Castle


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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
Authors: Jones, Diana Wynne
Title: Howl's moving castle
Publisher: New York :, Greenwillow Books,, c1986.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 212 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 0688062334
Branch Call Number: J JON
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Report This Dec 15, 2013
  • taryndorn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books of all time. I re-read it when I'm feeling disillusioned with life and it never ceases to make things a bit better. It's full of wonderful characters and an interesting plot. I did like the Miyazaki interpretation of it but not as much as I love the book.

Report This Aug 21, 2013
  • Debvdwerf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my happy book. I never ceases to make me happy. It is such an intricate tale, full of humour, magic, and love. I can read this book over and over again without getting tired of it, and it still feels like a new story, even though I know how it goes. If you pick up this book, you will not be sorry. It is wondrous.

Report This Aug 17, 2013
  • RockHeron rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely LOVE this book! Classic Diana Wynne Jones humor, very clever, with appealing lovable characters. I have known about this book for a while, but I never paid it much attention because (1) why would I want to read a book where the main character turns into an old lady and (2) I confused it with some other book and assumed that Wizard Howl was some sort of ogre (which he is not, but I will not spoil the story by saying more.) PLEASE do not make the same mistakes that I did! By the way, who else has noticed that plenty of Diana Wynne Jones books/stories have a character with an ridiculously exceedingly large appetite?

sometimes the book is vague or maybe it is because it moving to fast and is a slight bit confusing but in the end it is a satisfying read.

Report This Aug 10, 2013
  • Constantinethegreat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wow super good book there are others in the series 1) howls moving castle 2) castle in the air 3) house of many ways all very good

Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • litoxpinky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The movie and the book aren't very different; the movie just focuses on certain scenes played out in the book without explaining them too much or going in depth of the characters and their emotions and then makes some of its own and half along the way you don't know what's going on... BUT the book doesn't do that and it's WONDERFUL. I miss myself catching the little details and going back to read them; really well written and really cute!!

Report This Apr 19, 2013
  • mvalle16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i love the movie so much so when i found out it was a book i was super happy. Yes they both are extremely different but both are really good. Its like telling the same story but with different twists in both i don't know i just love it. I'm thinking about reading the sequel even tho the main characters for this book are very minor characters in the next. which actually pretty sucks.

Report This Mar 17, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great great book!!!!!!!!!!! I actually watched the movie first and then checked out the book. Both were amazing! The movie is focused more on the MAGICAL aspects of the story while the book concentrates more on the LOVE STORY. But both are wonderful!!!! Check out Dianna Wynne Jones's other books! I'm reading "A Tale of Time City" right now. Great book!

Report This Feb 22, 2013
  • nenwen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

re-reading for the second time. A wonderful book for all ages! Also check out the rest of this series.

Report This Feb 10, 2013
  • modestgoddess rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book so much, I'm a bit scared to watch the movie, since I hear the two are so different. I don't want the visuals from the movie to replace what the book conjured up in my head.... Fun and enjoyable and probably gives up more each time you read it - as soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again, and see where the hints were as to the contract between Howl and Calcifer. But....so many books, so little time.... Definitely one to revisit, though.

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  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Mar 22, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Howl ejaculates "Hell's Teeth!", "Great Gods Above!", and "Damnation!" once each. Michael is mentioned swearing and Sophie angrily saying a bad word, but the words are not put in print. Calcifer says "Curses!"

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Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • KathleenZ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Despair!" he yelled. "Anguish! Horror!" ~ Howl on his hair, pg 116

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  • KathleenZ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"It's just a tantrum," Sophie said. Martha and Lettie were good at having tantrums too. She knew how to deal with those. On the other hand, it is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair. ~ pg 122

Report This Aug 19, 2013
  • RockHeron rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We've had lawsuits, and suitors with swords, and mothers with rolling pins, and fathers and uncles with cudgels. And aunts. Aunts are terrible. They go for you with hat pins."

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