The Enchanted Castle

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Harper Collins, Sep 21, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 292 pages
Afterword by Peter Glassman. "Originally published in 1907, this book concerns four likable English children and their adventures with a magic ring. It's hard to imagine a more appealing showcase for Nesbit's fantasy than this handsome volume....Zelinsky's artwork is as lively as the story and very much of the period....Beautiful."--Booklist. A Books of Wonder Classic.

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Gerry, Jimmy and Kathleen have to stay at Kathleen's boarding school one holiday, due to illness elsewhere. They are loosely in the charge of the French mistress, but Gerry manages to charm her and ... Read full review

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In which the castle turns out to be enchanted in a most unexpected way. A wholly enjoyable Edwardian delight. Read full review


a small brown hand with jeweled rings on every finger
It was Fear that he ran from and not the moving
They looked and they looked
Someone else was clapping six or seven people
their clapping made a dull padded sound

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Page 201 - just said it. Oh, we can't leave it here, if that's what it is. It isn't stealing, really, when it's as valuable as that, you see. Say what it is." "It's a wishing ring," said Jimmy. "We've had that before—and you had your silly wish," said Mabel, more and more excited. "I say it isn'ta
Page 107 - on my hand while I'm saying it. And you won't let it get round to my boss—my employer I mean? Fits of all sorts are against a man in any trade." "No, no, no, it's all right—good-bye." said everyone. And a silence fell as he went slowly round the water butt and the green
Page 12 - flagstones where heaps of leaves had drifted, sloped steeply down, and at the end of it was another round arch, quite dark inside, above which rose rocks and grass and bushes. "It's like the outside of a railway tunnel," said James. "It's the entrance to the enchanted castle," said Kathleen. "Let's blow the horns.

About the author (1992)

Edith Nesbit Bland (1858-1924) published most of her work under the signature of E. Nesbit and wrote or collaborated on more than sixty books for children. Her works include The Railway Children, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, and The Wouldbegoods.

Paul O. Zelinsky is the illustrator of Anne Isaac's Dust Devil and creator of the now-classic interactive book called The Wheels on the Bus. His retelling of Rapunzel was awarded the 1998 Caldecott Medal. Rumpelstitlskin, Hansel and Gretel and Swamp Angel with different authors all garnered Paul a Caldecott Honor. Since 1991 Paul O. Zelinsky has lived in the same apartment with his wife Deborah in northern Brooklyn, New York.

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