Howl's Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle

Paperback, 448 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, List Price: $7.99 | purchase

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Book Summary

The eldest of three sisters in a land where being the eldest is considered 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.

Awards and Recognition

Nebula Award (2006)

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Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three daughters, and according to the fairy tale rules governing the Kingdom of Ingary, that means she's destined for an adventure-free life of hat-trimming in her stepmother's shop. To pass the time, she talks to the hats she makes, unwittingly infusing them with magic. Unfortunately, this attracts the attention of the Witch of the Waste, who sees Sophie as a rival. To put her in her place, the Witch of the Waste turns Sophie into an old woman and forbids her

Book Your Trip

By Dragon, Drugs Or Giant Peach, Fantastic Trips For Every Reader

Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three daughters, and according to the fairy tale rules governing the Kingdom of Ingary, that means she's destined for an adventure-free life of hat-trimming in her stepmother's shop. To pass the time, she talks to the hats she makes, unwittingly infusing them with magic. Unfortunately, this attracts the attention of the Witch of the Waste, who sees Sophie as a rival. To put her in her place, the Witch of the Waste turns Sophie into an old woman and forbids her

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