Castle in the Air

Castle in the Air In which a humble young carpet merchant wins then loses the princess of his dreamsFar to the south of the land of Ingary in the Sultanates of Rashpuht there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and
  • Title: Castle in the Air
  • Author: Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN: 9780064473453
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Castle in the Air
    In which a humble young carpet merchant wins, then loses, the princess of his dreamsFar to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdullah who loved to spend his time daydreaming He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him aIn which a humble young carpet merchant wins, then loses, the princess of his dreamsFar to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdullah who loved to spend his time daydreaming He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.That very night, the carpet flew him to an enchanted garden There, he met and fell in love with the beauteous princess Flower in the Night, only to have her snatched away, right under his very nose, by a wicked djinn With only his magic carpet and his wits to help him, Abdullah sets off to rescue his princess.
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  • Diana Wynne Jones

    Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre There, Jones and her two younger sisters Isobel later Professor Isobel Armstrong, the literary critic and Ursula later an actress and a children s writer spent a childhood left chiefly to their own devices After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne s College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien before graduating in 1956 In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin After a brief period in London, in 1957 the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in 1976.According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child.Jones started writing during the mid 1960s mostly to keep my sanity , when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household a sick husband, a mother in law, a sister, and a friend with daughter Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan in 1970, entitled Changeover It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies she recalled in 2004 that it had seemed like every month, we would hear that yet another small island or tiny country had been granted independence Changeover is set in a fictional African colony during transition, and begins as a memo about the problem of how to mark changeover ceremonially is misunderstood to be about the threat of a terrorist named Mark Changeover It is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government, police, and army bureaucracies sex, politics, and news In 1965, when Rhodesia declared independence unilaterally one of the last colonies and not tiny , I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it Jones books range from amusing slapstick situations to sharp social observation Changeover is both , to witty parody of literary forms Foremost amongst the latter are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, and its fictional companion pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm 1998 and Year of the Griffin 2000 , which provide a merciless though not unaffectionate critique of formulaic sword and sorcery epics.The Harry Potter books are frequently compared to the works of Diana Wynne Jones Many of her earlier children s books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter.Jones works are also compared to those of Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman She was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, and Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other s work she dedicated her 1993 novel Hexwood to him after something he said in conversation inspired a key part of the plot Gaiman had already dedicated his 1991 four part comic book mini series The Books of Magic to four witches , of whom Jones was one.For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the 1978 Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, a once in a lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children s writers Three times she was a commended runner up a for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year s best children s book for Dogsbody 1975 , Charmed Life 1977 , and the fourth Chrestomanci book The Lives of Christopher Chant 1988 She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, children s section, in 1996 for The Crown of Dalemark.

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  • Castle in the Air is Diana Wynne Jones sequel to her amazingly awesome novel Howl s Moving Castle It was originally published in 1990 four years after Howl s Moving Castle At first glance, this novel doesn t sound like a sequel it sounds like a companion book at best but I promise it does explain about Howl and Sophie, just not right away and not, perhaps, in the most obvious way.That said, this story is set in the Sultanates of Rashpuht a land far to the south of Ingary where Howl and Sophie [...]


  • Another very readable book from DWJ, and one I ve just finished reading to my daughter, Celyn Refreshingly independent princesses being semi saved by our devoted hero, a carpet salesman from the desert city of Zanzib He s not hero material, and never resorts to violence, but he s a good fellow and carries the story well.We get all the standard Aladdin esque trappings, a magic carpet, a genie in a bottle, evil djinns, bandits, sultans, camels and for a while you think you know roughly where it s [...]


  • In this sequel to Howl s Moving Castle, the wizard Howl gets mixed up with djinni, genies in this story they re two different species and some Arabian Nights type characters from the sanitized version I read as a child Abdullah, a humble young carpet merchant with big day dreams, is sold a magic carpet by a suspicious looking stranger, which leads him to a beautiful princess named Flower in the Night, a genie in a bottle, and other adventures Abdullah is forced to leave behind his daydreams and [...]


  • Zamak u oblacima donosi u istoj meri ono to nam je doneo i njegov prethodnik pregr t arenila i avantura Zbog tematike na momente sam morao da se podse am da ovo nije Salman Ru di, ve neko drugiStil pripovedanja, ali i pisanja, je otprilike isti kao u prvom delu, i mo e se naslutiti kako e se roman zavr iti, kao i pro lost odre enih magijskih predmeta ili likova Jednostavno italac mo e da nanju i sumnjivog lika ili sumnjiv predmet i da pretpostavi ta se u njemu krije.Interesantne su paralele koje [...]


  • Terminar uma leitura sorrindo n o tem pre o N o tinha d vidas de que esse livro seria fant stico, assim como O Castelo Animado.A escrita da Diana fora do comum Ela sabe fazer com que a hist ria brilhe e transborde magia A forma como escrito, parecendo quase uma f bula antiga, te imerge em um universo magn fico e deslumbrante, com personagens maravilhosos e completamente diferentes Eu me apaixonei tudo de novo Fiquei surpreso em me deparar com algumas coisas de O Castelo Animado n o achei que ter [...]


  • Le hab a puesto tres estrellas de primero, pero me lo he pensado y he cambiado a dos porque el machismo que impregna esta historia no me dejaba disfrutar de ella El castillo ambulante es uno de mis libros favoritos, y toparme ahora con ESTO, de verdad que no lo entiendo.Aunque no contin a la historia como tal despu s de El castillo ambulante, s aparecen sus personajes all por el ltimo tercio del libro Pero, vamos, para lo que hacen, mejor que no los hubiese metido en la historia, porque est n ir [...]


  • Castle in the Air is the sequel to Howl s Moving Castle That being said I picked this up with trepidation because I was rather disappointed the book wasn t going to be from the main characters in the first, nor would it have a direct focus on it But they do occur later on.That being said, I loved this book I loved how she managed to turn this into another one of her witty, light hearted, but not lacking in depth, fantasy tales It was unique, original, and if I hadn t read spoilers beforehand I w [...]


  • I won t ever get tired of Howl and Sophie, even if there s not very much of them here Still, a fun and enjoyable book


  • 8.5 out of 10 This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives please use Chrome Yandex browser or Android IOS to see the page otherwise, spoiler tags I use to make my post compact may not work Short Soundtrack John Me Love Is My Drug, Is My MedicineGenre fairytale, fantasyStuff jinn, flying carpet and castle, magicFail funny, but not charismatic MCWOW old characters, the plot, humorPOV 3rd person, maleLove Geometry noneQuote Core Fate doesn t care most of the time Okay, I have to admit, I pick thi [...]


  • Going back to reread one of favourite childhood authors has opened my eyes to some of the problematic aspects of Jones writing First of all, I tried to understand the story through Abdullah s narration There is a possibility that he was not a reliable narrator, so Flower in the Night s beauty could have been greatly exaggerated Still, every chance he gets, he describes her astounding beauty oh, and she s also clever to boot, so that s a bonus, but definitely not needed It irritated me that they [...]


  • Loved it Even better than the preceding volume which I did enjoy , because everything I disliked about Howl s Moving Castle was fixed herein.


  • 4.5 5Una descripci n hermosa de los escenarios Incluso po tica Un excelente y original libro de fantas a.Rese a eternamenteentiniebla


  • If you read and enjoyed Howl s Moving Castle and have yet to read this, what are you waiting for Come on now, go read it At once.I liked Castle in the Air better than its predecessor, surprisingly There are several reasons for this 1 The plot makes sense on a first read there s a clear mission from the get go, and the reveals at the end aren t at all confusing.2 It s not exactly a retelling but there are clear, surely intended parallels to the story of Aladdin I really liked the setting, which [...]



  • I thought this was really fun read, just slightly than Howl s Moving Castle, which I was surprised by The main character in this one, Abdullah, speaks in the most ridiculous, flowery way, and I loved it I can see why people might get bored of it after a while, but I continued to find it very charming Probably my main issue was Abdullah equating slimness with beauty, and of course the whole insta love thing between him and Flower in the Night what a name I was so intrigued to find out how exactl [...]


  • this book was really good it was funny and had all of hte great characters from Howl s Moving Castle along with a few new and very entertaining characters there were some plot twists along with curses and disguises it had a great ending with many surprises so all in all, the perfect book.


  • One of the marks of my favorite authors is their ability to keep me guessing the knowledge that when I crack open one of their books, I should expect the unexpected This is only my second Diana Wynne Jones read, but I can already see her name rising in the ranks of the authors who do just that Like Howl s Moving Castle, Castle in the Air is an incredibly smart, adventurous, twisting read that is a credit to readers of all ages At no point did I know where the story was going, and in the end I wa [...]


  • Sinceramente mi ha spiazzato e non in modo positivo Io pensavo che fosse in tutto e per tutto un sequel, anche se venivano presentati nuovi personaggi, nuove storie, che la presenza di Howl e Sophie fosse sicura e persistente Invece no Il mio adorato Howl si presenta quasi alla fine, in modo si bizzarro, come sua abitudine, ma per niente significativo Mi sono sentita quasi tradita Ammetto che possa sembrare una cosa estremamente emotiva, ma cos stato presa dalla massima delusione, non mi sono go [...]


  • Al principio del libro la historia me estaba gustando pero no me acababa de convencer, me hac a gracia la alfombra, el genio me ca a super bien, los gatitos, pero no consegu a conectar con Abdullah ni el soldado Toda la historia de Flor en la noche me estaba pareciendo un poquit n empalagosilla y deseaba que pasasen m s cosas.Pero cual fue mi sorpresa cuando se va descubriendo poco a poco view spoiler que Sophie es uno de los gatitos, que el castillo donde est n las princesas cautivas es el cast [...]


  • I had no idea what I wanted to read next and so I perused my library s overdrive where I found this book to be available for download I love when a random selection becomes a book you fall in love with Flying carpets, djinns, loveable characters, compelling storyline had all this and Definitely will pick up by Diana Wynne Jones in the future.


  • DWJ Book Toast, 7Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death I can t say I m overcome with emotion as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all but I wish I could put into words how I feel about her no longer being out there, writing new adventures and laughing at all of us serious fans thinking so hard about her words when we should simply get on with the business of enjoying them.And tha [...]


  • El argumento, si nos fijamos bien, tiene un cierto toque de Las mil y una noches que le diferencia claramente de EL CASTILLO AMBULANTE Y es que, si lo que esperas es encontrarte una continuaci n, aqu no la encontrar s Casi podr amos decir que es un libro aparte.As , nos encontramos siendo testigos de las aventuras o quiz desventuras de Abdullah por encontrar a su amad sima y bell sima Flor en la noche Tengo que decir que ambos me han encantado Uno por su fuerza y sus ganas de conseguir su objeti [...]



  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones, although described as the second book in the Howl s Moving Castle series, isn t really a continuation of the first book, Howl s Moving Castle It s of a companion novel I would still probably read HMC first, because it establishes the characters that you eventually run into, but this book has a different story I didn t like this book as much because the characters aren t as interesting or endearing, but the story is entertaining.Abdullah is a rug merchant [...]


  • Abdullah, a young rug seller in the Bazaar, is approached by a strange man who sells him a magical flying carpet one afternoon He doesn t quite get the instructions for proper rug operation down, but learns that the carpet will take him to the garden of his dreams whenever he falls asleep on it There, in the garden, he meets the lovely Flower in the night, a princess, and they fall in love The night they plan to elope she is promised to a man she has no desire to marry and Abdullah s family is t [...]


  • Castle in the Air is indeed a companion to Howl s Moving Castle, but the first thing to accept is that you won t be seeing much of Howl and Sophie Once I did that, I was able to relax and enjoy this entirely different book.Abdullah is from Rashpuht, and this is where the story begins As the names suggest, there s a definite Arabian Nights flavor to the narrative Abdullah finds himself with a magic carpet, that he doesn t know how to control, exactly, and meets with the princess Flowers in the Ni [...]


  • So I ve had this book on my to read for forever It s gotten pushed up and down on the list because I wasn t entirely sure how you could follow a book as amazing as Howl s Moving Castle Still, I got the urge to re read it and realized hey, I never actually read the second one Maybe I should do that instead To me, this isn t really a sequel though I wanted to read about Howl and Sophie rather than start off with new characters Unfortunately, that was kind of a letdown The magic was definitely the [...]


  • This book didn t do it for me I loved all the other books I ve read by Diana Wynne Jones, but these characters seemed like cardboard, their trials and tribulations not squeezing any sympathy or interest from me until, of course, they met up with Sophie and Howl at the very, very end much to my dismay I know Jones likes rewriting fairy tales the way she thinks of them, this obviously being the tale of Alladin I don t enjoy that story, either So I guess, to be fair, it s most likely my personal ta [...]


  • Y r yen ato serisinin ikinci kitab bitti U an ato da macera s ras Abdullah ta Abdullah sihirli hal s ile a k oldu u prenses Gece i e i nin pe inden maceralara at l yor ve tabi ki yolu Sophie ve Howl ile kesi iyor lk kitapta daha zekice ve fantastik olan kurgu bu kitapta biraz daha masals bir hal ald O y zden ilk kitap kadar sevmesem de Howl ve Sophie nin hikayeye beklenmedik ekilde d hil olmas yla daha ilgi ekici bir hal ald olaylar Genel olarak biraz basit gibi geldi ama e lenceliydi Serinin de [...]


  • 3.5 Not so much a sequel to Howl s Castle as a related story, Castle in the Air is a fast paced tale of magic carpets, genies and djinns, with some princesses thrown in for effect It follows Abdullah, a daydreaming carpet dealer who learns to be cautious of wishes they never turn out exactly as one hopes Appearances by much of the cast of Howl s Castle make this a delightful way of catching up with those characters The plot isn t as helter skelter as the previous installment, but does mirror the [...]


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