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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An enjoyable read with a good plot and values. - Goodreads
The ending is a little clunky, but a fun. - Goodreads
My introduction to fantasy. - Goodreads
Kind of the same premise as Indian in the Cupboard. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jean-Marie - Goodreads

This was a fun read. It had that whole Indian in the Cupboard ring to it. I read this to my 8-year-old to complement our Middle Ages history lessons about knights and castles. We both really enjoyed it. Read full review

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User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

I read this as a child and hope to revisit it soon. It lead me down the road of fantasy and inspired a deeper love of reading. 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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