What made it all the scarier was that the castle did not stay in the same place. Sometimes it was a tall black smudge on the moors to the northwest, sometimes it reared above the rocks to the east, and sometimes it came right downhill to sit in the heather only just beyond the last farm to the north. You could see it actually moving sometimes, with smoke pouring out from the turrets in dirty gray gusts.Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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The seven-league boots were not in the cupboard. Sophie could not believe it at first. She turned everything out. And there was nothing but ordinary buckets, brooms, and the other velvet cloak. “Drat the man!” Sophie exclaimed. Howl had obviously made sure she would not follow him anywhere again.Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
“What I do know is that all round here, in a radius of ten miles or more, is strange. And special. And Jocelyn was in charge of it. And he was trying to hand the responsibility to you.”Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
The note said: SOMEONE IN THIS CLASS IS A WITCH. It was written in capital letters in ordinary blue ballpoint, and it had appeared between two of the geography books Mr. Crossley was marking. Anyone could have written it.Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
Cat found, to his dismay, that he was holding a large striped cat by the tail. He had its head tucked under his chin, and he was sawing at its back with the violin bow.
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The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper – Pixie’s knack for writing poems doesn’t seem very special until she learns about her magical heritage.
The Bag of Bones – Everyone is eager to hear whom Queen Bluebell will declare as her heir, especially the scheming Truda Hangnail, an illegal Deep Witch.
Charmed Life – Cat and his gifted sister, Gwendolen, are brought to Chrestomanci Castle to learn from the world’s greatest enchanter—but Cat can’t do any magic.
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