[Epub] Howl's Moving Castle By Diana Wynne Jones – Raovathaiphong.info

Howl's Moving Castle I read this to my daughter, Celyn 10 at the time , who is too disabled to read books by herself.I had seen some of the anime film version years ago but remembered basically nothing of it.I found the whole thing original and refreshing The point of view character Sophie is engaging and no nonsense with a very capable can do attitude The story moves along at a good pace and the whole moving castle multiple doors thing is a great idea and used well.The Welsh connection is well played, and th I read this to my daughter, Celyn 10 at the time , who is too disabled to read books by herself.I had seen some of the anime film version years ago but remembered basically nothing of it.I found the whole thing original and refreshing The point of view character Sophie is engaging and no nonsense with a very capable can do attitude The story moves along at a good pace and the whole moving castle multiple doors thing is a great idea and used well.The Welsh connection is well played, and the continuing reveals keep everything interesting.My only complaint is that the end seemed rather tortured with so many story lines converging in ways that felt rather unsatisfying hard to believe The view spoiler Miss Angorian hide spoiler part, for example, seemed to come out of left field and made very little sense to me.If I were a touch harsher then that ending would pull this down to a 4 But Celyn loved it I enjoyed reading it And I m in a good mood So 5 I can see why it s a classic, and if you have a 10 year old, point them at it We may well pursue the author s other works.Edit We ve now finished the trilogy Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes I have to say I love Hayao Miyazaki s movie better because come on, it s an awesome movie Although, Spirited Away is my favorite movie There were some differences in the book but the movie was based off the book and it s not going to be the same All that matters is they both were awesome and the author loved the movie too I absolutely love fantasy worlds that are way out there Happy Reading Mel I have to say I love Hayao Miyazaki s movie better because come on, it s an awesome movie Although, Spirited Away is my favorite movie There were some differences in the book but the movie was based off the book and it s not going to be the same All that matters is they both were awesome and the author loved the movie too I absolutely love fantasy worlds that are way out there Happy Reading Mel This book is completely magical and this is how I know On the fourth of July, we crammed ourselves into our car my husband, mother in law, two girls, and I and drove for over an hour to go see some fireworks There was traffic almost the entire way, and I was jammed in the back in between two booster seats, which let me tell you was not comfortable I am a tall person and my knees basically alternated between being squished in between the two front seats, or slanted crazily off to one side This book is completely magical and this is how I know On the fourth of July, we crammed ourselves into our car my husband, mother in law, two girls, and I and drove for over an hour to go see some fireworks There was traffic almost the entire way, and I was jammed in the back in between two booster seats, which let me tell you was not comfortable I am a tall person and my knees basically alternated between being squished in between the two front seats, or slanted crazily off to one side I was good and addicted to this book at that point, and I smuggled it into my tote bag in the tiny hope that might be able to read some along the way However, what happened was that as soon as I pulled it out, my daughter recognized the title and became very interested I knew it was a mistake to teach her how to read Kidding, kidding I casually offered to read some of it aloud in the car At first it was just the girls and me as I read about Sophie toiling away day and night in her hat shop, losing her father and cursed to a bad fortune Then the conversation between my mother in law and my husband slowly died down as we got to the magical switcheroo that Sophie s sisters had pulled behind everyone s backs The radio went off right about when The Witch of The Waste made her grand entrance, and by the time we got to our destination muchquickly than the clock would suggest my husband was chuckling as Sophie told a solicitous stranger,I m not your mother, young manlike a badass As soon as we got into the car and promptly got stuck in the mad rush to head home, my narration services were again requested We all know the basic plot, thanks to watching the Studio Ghibli film approximately 134 times last fall, and my oldest daughter was giddy with anticipation for Howl s tantrum Truly, one of the best scenes in both the book and the movie This book is magical, because it managed to distract a four year old, a six year old, two adults in their thirties, a sixty five year old, not to mention my knees, for several hours in a tiny car on one of the hottest days of the year I love almost everything about this book I love that Diana Wynne Jones thought that a romance between a spoiled, shallow drama queen pretty boy and a feisty ninety year old woman was a great idea and that she completely made it work I loved seeing a nineteen year old Sophie, frightened and secluded, throw off all of her fears and embrace being a ninety year old woman, ready to take on anything that got in her way The writing is simplistic, but the dialogue and mystery are downright elegant Maybe this book isn t perfect some of the later conflicts seemed a bit manufactured but I don t really care This book is going on my favorites shelf forever and ever Dare I say this I liked itthan the movie.Stop by The Readventurer today, where I compare this book to the Studio Ghibli adaptation I came in expecting a novelization of the movie one of my favorites , but what I got was even better Good news The atmosphere and characterization is extremely similar to the Studio Ghibli film I absolutely loved practical, stubborn Sophie and vain, dramatic Howl as well as the overall concept of the story Those were the reasons I wanted to read the book in the first place, and luckily it delivered.The book is simplyWe getinsight into Sophie and Howl s backstories and strong pe I came in expecting a novelization of the movie one of my favorites , but what I got was even better Good news The atmosphere and characterization is extremely similar to the Studio Ghibli film I absolutely loved practical, stubborn Sophie and vain, dramatic Howl as well as the overall concept of the story Those were the reasons I wanted to read the book in the first place, and luckily it delivered.The book is simplyWe getinsight into Sophie and Howl s backstories and strong personalities,time in different worlds,characters,factors working against our protagonists, andexplanation of how magic works in this universe As someone who loves to completely understand fantasy worlds and how they work, I loved it Since there were so many factors introduced throughout this novel, the ending felt a little rushed I loved it just the same The movie is a great movie, and the book was a great book They are two very different experiences, but work perfectly hand in hand I would recommend it to all fans of the movie and YA fantasy For some reason I ve been reading a lot of really great books lately I feel that itch to find something I can tear apart and relish in the destruction However, Howl s Moving Castle didn t provide me with that opportunity.It is an amazing and fantastic book The characters are so very different, funny, quirky and lovable that I was sucked in right away The storyline was intriguing and fun to read The writing was quite good and the world was utterly fascinating.If you ve watched the movie then For some reason I ve been reading a lot of really great books lately I feel that itch to find something I can tear apart and relish in the destruction However, Howl s Moving Castle didn t provide me with that opportunity.It is an amazing and fantastic book The characters are so very different, funny, quirky and lovable that I was sucked in right away The storyline was intriguing and fun to read The writing was quite good and the world was utterly fascinating.If you ve watched the movie then you needn t worry about being spoiled of the book or ending They are actually nothing alike The movie, whilst I really enjoyed it, to the original premise and basic character traits and made its own story from there.Sophie is hilarious She almost makes me want to be an old lady, just so I can be cantankerous and boss people around Howl is funny and sweet as the brilliant yet vain, thoughtless, mysterious wizard The whole story is great and I highly, highly recommend it this is the most magical story I have ever read Howl s Moving Castle, for whatever reason, totally failed to engage me the first time I read it several years ago, but it worked so much better the second time around I really felt for Sophie, the main character, who feels so timid, trapped and hopeless that when she s unfairly hit with a curse that turns her from a young woman into an old crone, it actually frees her inways than one She leaves her dead end job in the village and, for lack of a better option, moves herself without bot Howl s Moving Castle, for whatever reason, totally failed to engage me the first time I read it several years ago, but it worked so much better the second time around I really felt for Sophie, the main character, who feels so timid, trapped and hopeless that when she s unfairly hit with a curse that turns her from a young woman into an old crone, it actually frees her inways than one She leaves her dead end job in the village and, for lack of a better option, moves herself without bothering to ask for permission into the oddly mobile castle of the Wizard Howl, where magic and cobwebs fill the air Obviously the young wizard needs a housekeeper, after all The fire demon in the castle s fireplace mysteriously challenges Sophie to break the contract between himself and Howl, and she hopes that maybe Howl and the demon can help break the curse on her as well.The nature and use of magic in this story were quite creative As a former English major, I really enjoyed how John Donne s poem Song Go and catch a falling star was worked into the story.The plot was occasionally confusing, and I wished some things had been explained a little better I also thought that the wrap up at the end was a bit too hasty But overall it was a charming and fun read, and it gets bonus points for an unusually high degree of originality.Upping my rating from 3 stars to an enthusiastic 4 Original review On paper I should love this book, but it just didn t grab me when I tried to read it about 10 years ago, and I ended up skimming half of it I picked it up again at the library the other day and I m going to give it oneshot I was being kind hearted when I gave it 3 stars, or was overly swayed by the book s reputation I would be meaner if I were rating it now, but I ll wait to do that until I ve re read it Howl s Moving Castle Howl s Moving Castle 1 , Diana Wynne Jones Howl s Moving Castle is a fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones, first published in 1986 Howl s Moving Castle is the first novel in the series of books called the Howl Series This series also includes Castle in the Air, published in 1990, and House of Many Ways, published in 2008 A young woman named Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three sisters living in the town of Market Chipping in the magical kingdom of Ingary, w Howl s Moving Castle Howl s Moving Castle 1 , Diana Wynne Jones Howl s Moving Castle is a fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones, first published in 1986 Howl s Moving Castle is the first novel in the series of books called the Howl Series This series also includes Castle in the Air, published in 1990, and House of Many Ways, published in 2008 A young woman named Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three sisters living in the town of Market Chipping in the magical kingdom of Ingary, where many fairy tale tropes are accepted ways of life, including that the eldest of three will never be successful Sophie is able to unknowingly talk life into inanimate objects As the eldest, she is resigned to the fact that she will have no chance of finding her fortune, accepting that she will have a dull life running the family hat shop One day, however, the powerful Witch of the Waste turns her into an old crone Sophie leaves the shop and finds work as a cleaning lady for the notorious Wizard Howl She strikes a bargain with Howl s fire demon, Calcifer if she can break the contract between Howl and Calcifer, then Calcifer will return her to her original youthful form Part of the contract, however, stipulates that neither Howl nor Calcifer can disclose the main clause of the contract to any third party Sophie tries to guess the specifics of the contract, while Calcifer supplies frequent hints which she usually does not pick up 2012 1381 302 9789645757357 1382 1389 1396 1397 20 1397 390 9786004367523 An Alternative Cover For This ISBN Can Be Found HereSophie 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 To Howl And Herself Than First Meets The Eye This was such an enchanting story


About the Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre There, Jones and her two younger sisters Isobel later Professor Isobel Armstrong, the literary critic and Ursula later an actress and a children s writer spent a childhood left chiefly to their own devices After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne s College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien before graduating in 1956 In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin After a brief period in London, in 1957 the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in 1976.According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child.Jones started writing during the mid 1960s mostly to keep my sanity , when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household a sick husband, a mother in law, a sister, and a friend with daughter Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan in 1970, entitled Changeover It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies she recalled in 2004 that it had seemed like every month, we would hear that yet another small island or tiny country had been granted independence Changeover is set in a fictional African colony during transition, and begins as a memo about the problem of how to mark changeover ceremonially is misunderstood to be about the threat of a terrorist named Mark Changeover It is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government, police, and army bureaucracies sex, politics, and news In 1965, when Rhodesia declared independence unilaterally one of the last colonies and not tiny , I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it Jones books range from amusing slapstick situations to sharp social observation Changeover is both , to witty parody of literary forms Foremost amongst the latter are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, and its fictional companion pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm 1998 and Year of the Griffin 2000 , which provide a merciless though not unaffectionate critique of formulaic sword and sorcery epics.The Harry Potter books are frequently compared to the works of Diana Wynne Jones Many of her earlier children s books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter.Jones works are also compared to those of Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman She was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, and Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other s work she dedicated her 1993 novel Hexwood to him after something he said in conversation inspired a key part of the plot Gaiman had already dedicated his 1991 four part comic book mini series The Books of Magic to four witches , of whom Jones was one.For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the 1978 Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, a once in a lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children s writers Three times she was a commended runner up a for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year s best children s book for Dogsbody 1975 , Charmed Life 1977 , and the fourth Chrestomanci book The Lives of Christopher Chant 1988 She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, children s section, in 1996 for The Crown of Dalemark.


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