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Howl's moving castle

by Jones, Diana Wynne.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fantasy / Jones, Diana Wynne

Available Copies: Downtown Youth

Additional Details

Reprint with "Extras" section. Previously published: New York : Greenwillow Books, 1986.

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.

Community Reviews


I love this book. The world Jones creates is just fantastic to experience. Diana Wynne Jones is a must-read author.


Diana Wynne Jones has a sly sense of humor which got lost in the movie adaptation (though I do love the movie). Highly recommended for anyone who enjoyed the film, as well as lovers of fantasy, adventure, strong-minded heroines, and well-crafted subversions of tropes.


It's a lot like the movie, though with a slightly different ending. Sophie talks a lot more, and Wales was very interesting... Reading this book is worth it.

Love <3

This book is worth rereading again and again. I love Sophie and her crabbiness. I just sort of adore this book. That is all.

Better than the excellent movie

Very imaginative with wry nods to fairy tale conventions. Much deeper than the movie (which I did enjoy).

I agree that you should read every Diana Wynee Jones book you can find - my fav is Dogsbody.


A great book to go along with the movie.

Love it

I completely adore this book. It is definitely among my favorite books of all time, if not my top favorite. It has all the things I love in books- adventure, fantasy, humor, with a dash of romance thrown in. Howl is absolutely adorable. (One of my favorite twists is definitely that he is actually Howell Jenkins in Wales. Well, besides the slime. The slime was amazing.) Yes, he's rather annoying at times, but in an endearing way. (Usually.)

Diana Wynne Jones was a genius, no question about it. All of her books are amazing, and definitely worth reading.

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