Diana Wynne Jones 80th Birthday


Today if you visit Google Russia, Indonesia, United Kingdom or Google Iceland you will find the doodle for Diana Wynne Jones. Diana Wynne Jones was primarily the writer of Children’s fantasy novels. Diana Wynne Jones was born in London in the United Kingdom on the 16th of August 1934 and she passed away on the 26th of March 2011 in Bristol United Kingdom  at the age of 76.

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She has been dubbed as one of the best authors of Children’s fantasy books in the United Kingdom. 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 the Harry Potter book and movie series.

One of her most recognized novels included the Howl’s Moving Castle children fantasy series. Howl’s Moving Castle, first published in 1986 by Greenwillow Books of New York. It was a runner-up for the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and it won the Phoenix Award twenty years later, recognizing its rise from relative obscurity.

In 2004 it was adapted as an animated film of the same name, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

For the idea Jones “very much” thanked “a boy in a school I was visiting”, whose name she had noted but lost and forgotten. He had “asked me to write a book titled The Moving Castle.”

For more information about Diana Wynne Jones and the Howl’s Moving Castle and her other books you can visit the source of this article Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Wynne_Jones