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House of Many Ways (World of Howl #3)

Diana Wynne Jones

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/26/2009)
Library Binding (6/10/2008)
Paperback (2/1/2009)
Hardcover (6/10/2008)

Fall 2008 Kids' List

“Can a teenage girl who does nothing much besides read books survive in a wizard's house, surrounded by strange and fearsome happenings? Yes, with a little help from a dog, a boy, a fire-demon, and a wizard disguised as a small boy! Whether or not you read Howl's Moving Castle, you are sure to be delighted by its sequel!”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
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Description

In this sequel to the international bestseller Howl’s Moving Castle, bookish Charmain finds herself smack in the middle of magical court intrigues . . . and dealing with the dashing Wizard Howl.

When Charmain Baker agreed to look after her great-uncle's house, she thought she was getting blissful, parent-free time to read. She didn't realize that the house bent space and time, and she did not expect to become responsible for an extremely magical stray dog and a muddled young apprentice wizard.

Now, somehow, she's been targeted by a terrifying creature called a lubbock, too, and become central to the king's urgent search for the fabled Elfgift that will save the country. The king is so desperate to find the Elfgift, he's called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, the great Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer won't be far behind.

How did respectable Charmain end up in such a mess, and how will she get herself out of it?

All fans of classic fantasy books deserve the pleasure of reading those by Diana Wynne Jones, whose acclaim included the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. As Neil Gaiman stated, she was "quite simply the best writer for children of her generation."

The three books in the World of Howl are:

  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Castle in the Air
  • House of Many Ways

Other beloved series from Dianna Wynne Jones include the Chronicles of Chrestomanci and the Dalemark Quartet.



Praise For House of Many Ways (World of Howl #3)

“Longtime fans and new readers alike will revel in Jones’s self-assured return to the realm she charted in Howl’s Moving Castle. A tale to luxuriate in.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Sheer confectionary. A buoyantly entertaining read.”
— The Horn Book

“A joyfully chaotic tale.”
Kirkus Reviews

Greenwillow Books, 9780061477973, 432pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2009



About the Author

In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934‒2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.