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EAN-139780064402941   EAN-13 barcode 9780064402941
Product NameHowl's Moving Castle
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0061478784
SKU242863247235614657682222
Price New4.07 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used2.88 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width0.9 inches    (convert)
Height7.63 inches    (convert)
Length5.13 inches    (convert)
Weight10.08 ounces    (convert)
AuthorDiana Wynne Jones
Page Count448
BindingPaperback
Published04/22/2008
Long DescriptionSophie 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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