Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2643

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.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500935

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 8940

Sophie tries to escape the Witch of the West by hiding out in the moving castle of the feared wizard Howl, only to find that Howl is far different than his reputation and it is up to her be strong in the coming war when Howl is threatened.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500904

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

View: 9075

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.
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Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation

Author: Susan J. Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250117720

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 4563

This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244558

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1788

Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet. In this stunning sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large-scale, fast-paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem. There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs (but are they cats and dogs?), and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies. The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise-filled ending.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 9061

An in-depth look at the concept and artwork of the movie features a collection of concept sketches, fully rendered character and background drawing, paintings and cell images, along with interviews and comments from the production staff and director.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061861332

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3668

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, and 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, and the Royal Mansion, to name just a few. By opening that door, Charmain has become responsible for not only the house, but for an extremely magical stray dog, a muddled young apprentice wizard, and a box of the king's most treasured documents. She has encountered a terrifying beast called a lubbock, irritated a clan of small blue creatures, and wound up smack in the middle of an urgent search. The king and his daughter are desperate to find the lost, fabled Elfgift—so desperate that they've even called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, can the Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind? Of course, with that magical family involved, there's bound to be chaos—and unexpected revelations. No one will be more surprised than Charmain by what Howl and Sophie discover.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008114471

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 928

View: 3050

Discover the the land of Ingary, where magic and adventure awaits... Howl’s Moving Castle is the first book in this spellbinding trilogy from ‘the Godmother of Fantasy’, Diana Wynne Jones.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466851872

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 664

Rupert Venables is a Magid. It's a Magid's job to oversee what goes on in the vast Multiverse. Actually, Rupert is really only a junior Magid. But he's got a king-sized problem. Rupert's territory includes Earth and the Empire of Korfyros. When his mentor dies Rupert must find a replacement. But there are hundreds of candidates. How is he supposed to choose? And interviewing each one could take forever. Unless... What if he could round them all up in one place? Simple! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The First Book of Dog Personal Ads

Author: Christine Ecklund,Dean Minerd

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740746925

Category: Humor

Page: 85

View: 8955

Personal ads: Who can resist reading them-even if you're "attached"?Dogs: Who doesn't love them (okay, besides cats and mail carriers)?Personal ads for dogs: The most inspired combination since peanut butter and jelly!Fixed Mix Seeks Same: The First Book of Dog Personal Ads is a one-of-a-kind collection of hilarious canine snapshots and personal ads that will leave readers howling. What better treasure or gift for the dog lover, a friend who's making the singles rounds, or anyone who finds witty writing irresistible? Some ads are silly, others sly, and a few a tad naughty. The pooch portraits are grounded in reality, with a satiric or absurd twist-just like the most intriguing people personals.Consider the terrier in a bikini whose ad reads: "Moondoggie Where Are You? Sun-worshiping beach babe seeks Big Kahuna who loves to soak up the rays and knows when it's time to roll over. Sunsets, bonfires, gnarly waves, and corn dogs float my boat. Man thongs, hairy backs, and muscle heads move on. Let's duck under the beach umbrella and dig our own love castle. No sk8ers please-get a life."A hysterically entertaining look at man's best (date-minded) friend.
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Howl's Moving Castle, House of Many Ways, Castle in the Air

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062373153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 688

View: 370

One of the most memorable and irresistible characters in all of literature—the Wizard Howl—is introduced in Diana Wynne Jones's classic fantasy novel Howl's Moving Castle and makes guest appearances in two stand-alone sequel novels, Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways. Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Sophie Hatter never intended to set out and seek her fortune. The eldest of three sisters, Sophie thought she was destined to fail. That all changed the day the Witch of the Waste turned her into an old woman. In order to lift the spell, Sophie barges into Wizard Howl's moving castle and strikes a bargain with Calcifer, his fire demon. But Howl is outrunning a curse of his own, and soon Sophie realizes that nothing is as it appears. . . . Howl, Sophie, and Calcifer return in both Castle in the Air and The House of Many Ways, two stand-alone sequels full of mayhem, secrets, and magic.
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Collected Stories

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents ariveting collection of unpredictable tales, including: A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast. When Anne has mumps, her drawings come to life, and she must protect her home from them. Four children become involved in the intrigue surrounding an innocent prince, an evil count, and a brave outlaw. These fifteen stories and one novella will enchant, startle, and surprise!
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739423851

Category: Fantasy

Page: 376

View: 1316

Howl's moving castle - 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. Castle in the air - Having long indulged himself in daydreams more exciting than his mundane life as a carpet merchant, Abdullah unexpectedly purchases a magic carpet and his life changes dramatically as his daydreams come true and
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500928

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 7804

Sophie thinks of herself as plain and boring, especially compared to her vivacious younger sister Lettie. Sophie expects to spend the rest of her life quietly making hats in the back room of her family's shop, but as her country prepares for war, she is forced to set out on an extraordinary adventure! Sophie's excitement continues as she takes up the position of cleaning lady in Howl's Moving Castle. She soon finds herself at home and making friends with the demon in the fireplace and even the moody Howl. And while horrors of war are edging closer and the magicians of the kingdom turn themselves into terrible monsters to fight the enemy, Sophie finds that what she really needs to fear is Howl's bathroom!
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061756337

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2554

A bewitching comic fantasy by a master of the supernatural Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417697274

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 167

View: 8747

Accosted by the infamous Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself cursed and turned into a creaky old woman. She finds herself taking shelter in the moving castle of the dreaded wizard, Howl, who is rumored to eat women's hearts. 176.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006755173

Category: Boarding schools

Page: 271

View: 1696

The worlds of Chrestmomanci have limitless possibilities. How, then, does a nine-lived enchanter cope with a place where witchcraft is utterly forbidden, yet where magic still seems to break out like measles - all over the place!
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060747439

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 375

View: 1343

When his uncle sends him to work at the mysterious Stallery Mansion, twelve-year-old Conrad Tesdinic overcomes his bad karma and discovers in the mansion's winecellar the source of the magic that threatens to pull his world into one of the eleven other parallel universes.
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Author: Berkeley Breathed

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316102490

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2399

Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the narrator relives his father's most amazing childhood Christmas. A moody young boy living with his aunt on an island, "Red" Breathed sees himself as the "Red Ranger from Mars", his hero from the movie serials, and cannot picture life without the gift of a Red Ranger bicycle. Red is far too "swanky a human being" to believe in Santa Claus, but nevertheless he pays a visit to the aged island hermit, Lord Sander Clos, rumored to be the legendary man himself, now living in lonely, joyless retirement. This meeting triggers an emotional response within the self-absorbed Red and leads to the most remarkable bicycle ever delivered on Christmas morning. This book represents Berkeley Breathed at the top of his form.
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Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript, and Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Presursor Texts, and Bibliography

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061137456

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 6788

First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiece—an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century. This annotated version of Ginsberg's classic is the poet's own re-creation of the revolutionary work's composition process—as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes, an intimate look at the poet's writing techniques, and a veritable social history of the 1950s.
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