Howl's moving castle by Jones, Diana Wynne (#23466X5)


Howl's moving castle

by Jones, Diana Wynne
Paperback Greenwillow/Eos, c1986, p2008


From the Publisher

Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing, classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

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.

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?

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 1996
  • Booklist
  • Booklist starred, 09/01/17
  • Elementary School Library Collection, 06/01/00
  • Five Owls, 06/20/03
  • Horn Book Magazine
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/03
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 01/09/10
Product Details
  • Publisher: Greenwillow/Eos
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Eos ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 429 pages ; 18 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-06-147878-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-06-147878-9
  • Follett Number: 23466X5
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 5.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.4
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 12
  • AR Quiz: 29765EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 8.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 17
  • Lexile: 800L