Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.
In this stunning sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large-scale, fast-paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem. There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs (but are they cats and dogs?), and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies. The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise-filled ending.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Size: 6.74h x 4.24w x 0.84d
Review Citations: Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2001 pg. 63
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 98 - Superior,Well Above Average
Booksense '76 Childrens Fall02 08/01/2002 pg. 1
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 98 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 5932 / Castle in the Air
Reading Level: 6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11