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Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011)

Autor(a) de Howl's Moving Castle

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About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in mostrar mais 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle (1986) 11,996 exemplares
Castle in the Air (1990) 4,196 exemplares
House of Many Ways (2008) 3,113 exemplares
Charmed Life (1977) 2,683 exemplares
Dark Lord of Derkholm (1998) 2,415 exemplares
Fire and Hemlock (1985) 2,118 exemplares
Witch Week (1982) 1,854 exemplares
The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988) 1,849 exemplares
The Merlin Conspiracy (2003) 1,708 exemplares
Conrad's Fate (2005) 1,707 exemplares
Deep Secret (1997) 1,670 exemplares
Year of the Griffin (2000) 1,611 exemplares
The Magicians of Caprona (1980) 1,580 exemplares
Dogsbody (1975) 1,457 exemplares
The Pinhoe Egg (2006) 1,452 exemplares
A Tale of Time City (1987) 1,331 exemplares
Hexwood (1993) 1,241 exemplares
Cart and Cwidder (1975) 1,172 exemplares
Archer's Goon (1984) 1,154 exemplares
Mixed Magics (1982) 1,132 exemplares
The Homeward Bounders (1981) 1,038 exemplares
Power of Three (1976) 980 exemplares
The Spellcoats (1979) 975 exemplares
The Time of the Ghost (1981) 957 exemplares
Drowned Ammet (1977) 946 exemplares
Enchanted Glass (2010) 892 exemplares
The Crown of Dalemark (1993) 878 exemplares
The Game (2007) 855 exemplares
Eight Days of Luke (1975) 785 exemplares
A Sudden Wild Magic (1992) 767 exemplares
The Ogre Downstairs (1974) 753 exemplares
Black Maria (1991) 639 exemplares
Wilkins' Tooth (1973) 561 exemplares
The Islands of Chaldea (2014) 379 exemplares
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Editor — 320 exemplares
Earwig and the Witch (2011) 307 exemplares
Cart and Cwidder and Drowned Ammet (2005) 271 exemplares
Wild Robert (1989) 266 exemplares
The Dalemark Quartet (2003) 215 exemplares
Minor Arcana (1996) 178 exemplares
Stealer of Souls [short story] (2002) 161 exemplares
Believing is Seeing: Seven Stories (1999) 138 exemplares
Hidden Turnings: A Collection of Stories Through Time and Space (1989) — Editor; Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Changeover (1970) 100 exemplares
Everard's Ride (1995) 70 exemplares
Yes Dear (1992) 67 exemplares
Puss in Boots (Everystory) (1999) 53 exemplares
The Skiver's Guide (1984) 49 exemplares
Vile Visitors (2012) 35 exemplares
Enna Hittims (2006) 34 exemplares
The Four Grannies (1980) 34 exemplares
Who Got Rid of Angus Flint? (1978) 33 exemplares
Freaky Families (2013) 25 exemplares
Chair Person (1989) 21 exemplares
Poems (2019) 4 exemplares
La casa per ognidove (2014) 4 exemplares
I'll Give You My Word 2 exemplares
Joboy 2 exemplares
Fantasy Land (2004) 1 exemplar
Books 1 exemplar
Puss In Boots/Brave Magic (1999) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições17,240 exemplares
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) — Introdução, algumas edições14,623 exemplares
Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuidor — 1,379 exemplares
Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,218 exemplares
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 818 exemplares
Howl's Moving Castle [2004 film] (2004) — Original story — 661 exemplares
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 389 exemplares
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuidor — 346 exemplares
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Howl's Moving Castle, Volume 1 (2004) — Adapted from, algumas edições133 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Mystery Stories: An Intriguing Collection (1996) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Digital Dreams (1990) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Arrows of Eros (1989) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Earwig and the Witch [2020 film] (2020) — Original book — 14 exemplares
Guardian Angels (1987) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Love Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Gaslight and Ghosts (1988) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Secret City: Strange Tales of London (1997) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Cat-Flap and the Apple Pie and Other Funny Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Young Winter's Tales 3 (1972) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Young Winter's Tales 8 (1978) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Young Winter's Tales 6 (1975) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Heartache (1990) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Sisters (Mammoth Contents) (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



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2009-04 Discussion of Diana Wynne Jones em Read YA Lit (Julho 2009)


** spoiler alert ** S: July 25th, 2021 | C: Aug 1st, 2021 | 5 ⭐

⚠️ WARNING! This review may contain spoilers, read at your own risk. I also cuss a lot. I am not a professional reviewer. I just read books and tell my thoughts about them, whatever they may be.

Let me start by saying that this is one of my FAVORITE movies and I didn't know until recently that it even had a book version. Inwas quite excited but also quite worried knowing the track record with book versus movie. Now, it has been a LONG time since I watched the movie and my memory is quite trash so I don't remember much of what happened but, after finishing the book, I feel as if the stories are quite different yet still the same - like alternate universes. Both are equally amazing, in my opinion, and I don't believe one is better or worse than the other. I do have a strong desire to rewatch the movie though haha

Sophie is a very likeable character and I fell more in love with her after reading the book. Howl doesn't seem quite as charming to me in the book, but Calcifer is still amazing and easily my favorite character 🔥 ♥

I didn't take notes about this book as I read it. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, but inreally have no complaints. Maybe I am biased because of my love for the movie, but I thought it was a wonderful read and I found myself smiling at the end. Though I was surprised that Miss Angorian was the demon - I wasn't shocked by it, but it did surprise me. I'm also quite tired as I finished the book, so that might contribute to my lack of surprise.

Overall, I think this book is wonderful and I highly recommend giving it a go. You should also watch the movie because it's *chef's kiss* ☺🤌💙
… (mais)
AnnoyingTiger888 | 435 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 20 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Curious mix of different fantasy genres. Touching, nonetheless.
Treebeard_404 | 36 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
Just reread Cart & Cwidder 13 Feb 2023 - might keep going though.

Comfort reread. Why do I ship Kialan and Dagnar this time, lol.

I kept thinking about the way Moril is seen from the outside as sulky and teenagery in the 4th book. As usual, the way magic works is poetic and ineffable and not exactly spelled out even though Moril introspecting about it is a big part of the last half of the book. Moril seeing Hestefan and realizing that that's what he'll look like as an adult is a whole mood.… (mais)
caedocyon | 1 outra crítica | Feb 13, 2024 |


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