Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780064410342

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter. After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls. The Hatter sisters--Sophie, Lettie, and Martha--and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning. 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? Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing fantasy is filled with surprises at every turn, but when the final stormy duel between the Witch and the Wizard is finished, all the pieces fall magically into place.
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Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500942

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 1059

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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Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation

Author: Susan J. Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250117720

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 8837

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: Hayao Miyazaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421500904

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

View: 9339

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: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403970527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 355

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Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the best-selling analysis of the art of Japanese animation looks at the history and evolution of the genre, explores anime's portrayal of social and cultural themes, and includes new chapters on recent releases, including Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle. Original.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646922028

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 368

Liegt alles nur an deinem schlechten Karma! Das hört Conrad ständig in letzter Zeit, jedes Mal, wenn etwas schiefgeht. Doch es gibt einen Weg, dem Schicksal ein Schnippchen zu schlagen - das sagt zumindest Onkel Alfred: Conrad soll sich ins mysteriöse Herrenhaus Stallery einschleichen, von dem eine unheimliche Macht ausgeht. Denn angeblich befindet sich dort derjenige, der auch für den ganzen Schlamassel mit Conrads Karma verantwortlich ist. Also fängt Conrad als Hausdiener auf Stallery an. Aber welche Rolle spielt sein "Kollege" Christopher? Conrad hat den Verdacht, dass auch Christophers Uniform nur der Tarnung dient.
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Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401803131

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Zwei Freundinnen, die eine ganz besondere Geschichte verbindet. Die eine die Tochter von Schneewittchen, die andere, die ihrer Widersacherin - der bösen Königin. Apple und Raven. In ihrem neuen Schuljahr an der Ever After High soll sich ihr Schicksal erfüllen. Während Apple sich freudig in ihre Rolle stürzt, ist die gutmütige Raven alles andere als bereit, ihr böses Erbe anzutreten. Lieber nimmt sie ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand. Doch damit riskiert sie nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern die gesamte Zukunft der Märchenwelt.
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Roman

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452464

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In ihrem humorvollen High-Fantasy-Roman erzählt die preisgekrönte britische Autorin Diana Wynne Jones, wie sich eine magische Welt als lukrative Geschäftsidee entpuppt. Ausnahmslos alle – die Zauberer, Soldaten, Bauern, Drachen und Elfen – haben die Nase voll von Mr. Chesneys „Pilgerfahrten“. Jahr für Jahr fallen Touristengruppen aus der benachbarten Welt ein, um ein klassisches Fantasy-Abenteuer zu erleben – mit allem, was dazu gehört: bösen Magierinnen, gefährlichen Drachen und dem furchteinflößenden Dunklen Fürsten. Stets werden andere Bewohner des Reiches dazu auserwählt, diese Rollen zu übernehmen. Aber dieses Jahr reicht es den Leuten. Mr. Chesney mag einen mächtigen Dämon an seiner Seite haben, doch ein Orakel weiß Rat. Nun ist es an Zauberer Derk und seiner Familie aus Menschen und Greifen, den Verwüstungen Einhalt zu gebieten und ihre Welt zu retten. „Niemand erzählt so magische Geschichten wie Diana Wynne Jones.“ Neil Gaiman
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Limits of the Human

Author: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452914176

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 296

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Dramatic advances in genetics, cloning, robotics, and nanotechnology have given rise to both hopes and fears about how technology might transform humanity. As the possibility of a posthuman future becomes increasingly likely, debates about how to interpret or shape this future abound. In Japan, anime and manga artists have for decades been imagining the contours of posthumanity, creating dazzling and sometimes disturbing works of art that envision a variety of human/nonhuman hybrids: biological/mechanical, human/animal, and human/monster. Anime and manga offer a constellation of posthuman prototypes whose hybrid natures require a shift in our perception of what it means to be human. Limits of the Human—the third volume in the Mechademia series—maps the terrain of posthumanity using manga and anime as guides and signposts to understand how to think about humanity’s new potentialities and limits. Through a wide range of texts—the folklore-inspired monsters that populate Mizuki Shigeru’s manga; Japan’s Gothic Lolita subculture; Tezuka Osamu’s original cyborg hero, Atom, and his manga version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (along with Ôtomo Katsuhiro’s 2001 anime film adaptation); the robot anime, Gundam; and the notion of the uncanny in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, among others—the essays in this volume reject simple human/nonhuman dichotomies and instead encourage a provocative rethinking of the definitions of humanity along entirely unexpected frontiers. Contributors: William L. Benzon, Lawrence Bird, Christopher Bolton, Steven T. Brown, Joshua Paul Dale, Michael Dylan Foster, Crispin Freeman, Marc Hairston, Paul Jackson, Thomas LaMarre, Antonia Levi, Margherita Long, Laura Miller, Hajime Nakatani, Susan Napier, Natsume Fusanosuke, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Ôtsuka Eiji, Adèle-Elise Prévost and MUSEbasement; Teri Silvio, Takayuki Tatsumi, Mark C. Taylor, Theresa Winge, Cary Wolfe, Wendy Siuyi Wong, and Yomota Inuhiko.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551552150

Category: Boarding schools

Page: 271

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Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 553

The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director’s native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study of Miyazaki’s work begins with an analysis of the visual conventions of manga, Japanese comic books, and animé; an overview of Japanese animated films; and a consideration of the techniques deployed by both traditional cel and computer animation. This section also details Miyazaki’s early forays into comic books and animation, and his output prior to his founding of Studio Ghibli. Part Two concentrates on the Studio Ghibli era, outlining the company’s development and analyzing the director’s productions between 1984 and 2004, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and his newest film, Howl’s Moving Castle. The second section also discusses other productions involving Studio Ghibli, including Grave of the Fireflies and The Cat Returns. Appendices supply additional information about Studio Ghibli’s merchandise production, Miyazaki’s global fan base, and the output of other Ghibli directors.
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Author: Michelle Harrison

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732005771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7365

Mit der Elfenseele-Trilogie nimmt Michelle Harrison Leserinnen ab 12 Jahren mit in das mysteriöse Reich der Elfen. Ein packendes Fantasy-Abenteuer, das sich alle Fans von Plötzlich Fee nicht entgehen lassen dürfen! Der Sommer auf Elvesden Manor wird ein Albtraum, da ist sich Tanya sicher. Niemand will sie dort haben, nicht ihre Großmutter und nicht die Elfen, die zu Tausenden die Wälder um das alte Herrenhaus bevölkern. Während sie versucht, ihrer Großmutter aus dem Weg zu gehen, stößt sie auf ein Geheimnis: Vor fünfzig Jahren ist ein Mädchen spurlos im Wald von Elvesden verschwunden. Tanya ahnt, dass sie die Einzige ist, die das Rätsel lösen kann. Denn die Elfen scheinen darin eine unheimliche Rolle zu spielen. "Hinter dem Augenblick" ist der erste Band der Elfenseele-Trilogie.
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Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780064473453

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8015

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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