The Castle in the Attic

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Dell Yearling, 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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Review: The Castle in the Attic (The Castle In The Attic #1)

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I definitely remember reading this when I was a kid, but I don't remember much about it. Read full review

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I think this is a great book for getting young boys into reading. It demonstrates good virtues and involves evil wizards, Knights, and dragons. What more could you want in a book? Read full review



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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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