Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones
Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel
Introduced by Marcus Sedgwick

This fantastical Folio edition of Diana Wynne Jones’s enchanting tale features artwork by Folio’s 2019 Book Illustration Competition winner.


‘Why it’s Miss Hatter!’ the Witch said, laughing. ‘I never forget a face, particularly if I’ve made it myself!’

A magical union of make-believe and reality, this much-loved young-adult fantasy spirits the reader off to faraway lands with an evil witch, a dashing wizard and an adventurous teenage girl. Folio’s charming new edition celebrates master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones’s creativity, alongside that of Folio's 2019 Book Illustration Competition winner. Selected from a record-breaking 500 entries from around the world, Marie-Alice Harel re-enchants the fairy-tale tradition with her series of six images created with a lilac-themed palate. Harel also introduces the book's 21 chapters with delicate black-and-white decorations that offer tantalising clues to the story, while the binding shows heroine Sophie Hatter being magnetically drawn to the gloomy castle of the title, with its mysterious four-fold aspect.

Bound in printed and blocked Elephant Hide paper

Set in Agfa Wile

288 pages

6 colour illustrations, and 21 black & white chapter openings and a title-page spread

Printed endpapers

Printed slipcase

9˝ x 6¼˝ 

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