The Castle in the Attic

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 179 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
41
Section 4
49
Section 5
57
Section 6
71
Section 7
93
Section 8
131
Section 9
149
Section 10
160
Section 11
182
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About the author (1985)

Elizabeth Winthrop is the award-winning author of books for all ages, including The Battle for the Castle and Counting on Grace, available in Yearling editions. She lives in New York City and the Berkshires.

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