Do you enjoy the fantasy genre or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join Bexley Public Library for our monthly book discussion focused on fantasy literature. We will meet in the library board room on the 2nd floor and refreshments will be provided.
June's tome: Howl's Moving Castle (Book 1, Howl's Castle Series), by Diana Wynne Jones
"Sophie 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."
Over career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones wrote more than forty books of fantasy. Her novel Dogsbody was a runner-up for the 1975 Carnegie Medal, and Charmed Life won the esteemed Guardian children’s fiction prize in 1977. In 2004, Howl’s Moving Castle was made into an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki.