Brand: Greenwillow Books

Product Code: 9780061478789

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Brief Description:
Original publication and copyright date: 1986.


Brief Description:
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.


Marc Notes:
Original publication and copyright date: 1986.;A Greenwillow book.;Includes an interview with the author.;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.


Publisher Marketing:

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?



Review Citations:
  • Booklist 09/01/2017 pg. 101 (EAN 9780061478789, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780061478789, Paperback)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780061478789, Paperback)
  • Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2001 pg. 65 (EAN 9780060298814, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 98 (EAN 9780060298814, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 98 (EAN 9780060298814, Hardcover)
  • Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2001 pg. 65 (EAN 9780064410342, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 98 (EAN 9780064410342, Paperback)
  • Booksense '76 Childrens Fall02 08/01/2002 pg. 1 (EAN 9780064410342, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 98 (EAN 9780064410342, Paperback)
  • School Library Journal 08/01/1986 (EAN 9780688062330, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780688062330, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780688062330, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Jones, Diana Wynne

In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934‒2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards--and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter--her books are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.