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The Ingary Books by Diana Wynne Jones

Age range: 11 plus

Sequel to Howl's Moving Castle

Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great-Uncle William's tiny cottage while he's ill should have been easy. But Great-Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland, and his house bends space and time. Its single door leads to any number of places - the bedrooms, the kitchen, the caves under the mountains, the past, and the Royal Mansion, to name just a few.

By opening that door, Charmain has become responsible for not only the house, but for an extremely magical stray dot, a muddled young apprentice wizard, and a box of the king's most treasured documents. She has encountered a terrifying beast called a lubbock, irritated a clan of small blue creatures, and wound up smack in the middle of an urgent search.
The king and his daughter are desperate to find the lost, fabled Elfgift - so desperate that they've even called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, can the Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind ?

Of course, with that magical family involved, there's bound to be chaos - and unexpexted revelations. No one will be more surprised than Charmain by what Howl and Sophie will discover.

Rights : Laura Cecil

USA : Greenwillow
UK : HarperCollins
Brazil : Distribudora Record
Bulgaria : Studio Artline
Complex Chinese : Sharp Point
Simplified Chinese : Shangai 99
Finland : WSOY
Hungary : PeopleTeam
Italy : Kappa
Japan : Tokuma
Korea : Moonhak Soochup
Russia : Azbooka
Spain : Nocturna Ediciones
Turkey : Ithaki

“Jones has finally returned to the madcap world of Howl’s Moving Castle
and Castle in the Air with an equally rollicking, enchantment-filled tale…
Longstanding devotees of this richly textured world, as well as new fans
(who may have first encountered it through the 2005 animated film of Howl), will find that their third visit fulfils every expectation.”
BOOKLIST (Starred Review)

“Longtime fans and new readers alike will revel in Jones's self-assured return to the realm she charted in Howl's Moving Castle...
A tale to luxuriate in.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Starred Review)

joyfully chaotic tale" KIRKUS (Starred Review)