The Castle in the Attic
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 179 pages
One of the classic fantastical adventures of all time!
William has just received the best present of his life—an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle, with a drawbridge, a moat, and a fingerhigh knight to guard the gates. It’s the mysterious castle his housekeeper has told him about, and even though William is sad she’s leaving, now the castle is his! William can’t wait to play with the castle—he’s certain there’s something magical about it. And sure enough, when he picks up the tiny silver knight, it comes alive in his hand! Sir Simon tells William a mighty story of wild sorcery, wizards, and magic. And suddenly William is off on a fantastic quest to another land and another time—where a fiery dragon and an evil wizard are waiting to do battle. . . .
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
A California Young Reader Medal Winner
A Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Winner
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
My almost 9-year-old son and I read this together, a chapter or two a night. He can't believe this book hasn't received some kind of award--he's enjoying it much more than Indian in the Cupboard, even ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AprilBrown - LibraryThing
What ages would I recommend it too? – Five and up. Length? – An afternoon. Characters? – Memorable, several characters. Setting? – Real World and Fantasy. Written approximately? – 1985. Does the story ... Read full review