The castle in the attic

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Holiday House, Aug 4, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 179 pages
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A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.

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An enjoyable read with a good plot and values. - Goodreads
Plus, there was no real love story. - Goodreads
The ending is a little clunky, but a fun. - Goodreads
Kind of the same premise as Indian in the Cupboard. - Goodreads

Review: The Castle in the Attic (The Castle in the Attic #1)

User Review  - Lisa Dickson - Goodreads

Charming and creative tale, ideal for the older elementary-school set. William loses a nanny, gains a toy castle and discovers magic that takes him on a splendid adventure. Themes of love, loss, betrayal, and cruelty make it not suitable for younger readers. Read full review

Review: The Castle in the Attic (The Castle in the Attic #1)

User Review  - Tory - Goodreads

A quick middle grade read about bravery, chivalry, and the consequences of our actions. It is refreshing to read about an athletic, but not cool kid who struggles to make friends with his peers. I could see a lot of quiet, quirky middle school boys really enjoying this book. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle.

The late Trina Schart Hyman illustrated dozens of books and became one of the most respected artists in the field of children's literature. She was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1985 for St. George and the Dragon

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