By Diana Wynne Jones
A castle that moves with changing doors, a vain wizard who gobbles young girls’heart, a turnip-faced stalker-scarecrow, an evil witch, a bargaining fire demon who dosen’t want anyone besides wizards to fry bacon and eggs on him, and a spell that needs breaking…
Sophie is the daughter of a hat maker, she works in the hat shop trimming and talking to the hats, when a witch comes along and casts a spell on her turning her into an old woman.
To break the spell Sophie decides to find the wizard Howl who lives in a moving castle. On her way to the castle she meets a scarecrow and a dog who needs her help, and she also picks up a walking stick to make her journey easier. She is an old lady after all…
I absolutely loved this book! It is funny, creative, whimsical and has amazing quirky characters with faults and strengths, humor and bad tempers. The author has created a magical universe that I sooo want to be a part of! I love all the little details, the way the castle’s interior is described, the wax fruit on the hats, Howl’s quirky suits, the little cakes in the pastry shop…this is what makes me want to read a book again and again, and I definitely want to read more books by this magical author.
I highly recommend this book to kids and adults alike!
Five out of five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️