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House of Many Ways

House of Many Ways

A chaotically magical sequel to Howl's Moving Castle.

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ISBN 9780007275687
Published 1 May 2009 by HarperCollins
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Diana Wynne

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ISBN-13 9780007275687
ISBN-10 0007275684
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication Date 1 May 2009
International Publication Date 18 June 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Diana Wynne
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Interest Age 11-14 years
Reading Age 11-14 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 280g
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 59592

Description of this Book

A chaotically magical sequel to Howl's Moving Castle. Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great Uncle William's tiny cottage while he's ill should have been easy, but Great Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland an his house bends space and time. Its single door leads to any number of places - the bedrooms, the kitchen, the caves under the mountains, the past, to name but a few. By opening that door, Charmain is now also looking after an extremely magical stray dog, a muddled young apprentice wizard and a box of the king's most treasured documents, as well as irritating a clan of small blue creatures. Caught up in an intense royal search, she encounters an intimidating sorceress named Sophie. And where Sophie is, can the Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Diana Wynne Jones ought to be crowned with coloured garlands because she is the best writer of magical fantasy for children in this country Evening Standard Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ! [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed. SFX Diana Wynne Jones is, quite simply, the best writer of magic there is, for readers of any age. Neil Gaiman !Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones's most outrageous plots to her readers' hopes and fears! Publishers Weekly Truly magical -- guaranteed to leave you gasping -- even hotter than Potter The Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Diana Wynne Jones is recognised internationally as a major writer of fantasy and in 2007 received a LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the World Fantasy Convention. She has also won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (twice) and the Guardian Award for CHARMED LIFE. Her books have been translated into more than eighteen languages, and her novel HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE was made into an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. Diana lives in Bristol with her husband, a professor of Early English literature.

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