Castle in the Air : World of Howl - Diana Wynne Jones

Castle in the Air

By: Diana Wynne Jones

Paperback | 7 August 2001

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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.

Industry Reviews
"A lively fantasy adventure."-- "School Library Journal""A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funnybone."-- "Kirkus Reviews" "This ebullient follow-up to HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE lives up to its predecessor's wacky humor and mysterious goings-on. Jones maintains both suspense and wit throughout, demonstrating once again that frequently nothing is what is seems to be. Readers of the first book will welcome the sequel with glee".-- ALA Booklist (starred review)

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