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This is one of those childhood books that really sticks with you ong after you read it It s a Contacts Desired little dated but still a fantastic story Iost interest at about forty minutes Seemed well written DNF I read this in elementary school and adored it Somebody else described it as being magical and for a kid I would agree Castles and knights and fantasy kingdoms the stuff kids dreams are made of I read it again in college for an adolescent it class and of course as an adult it didn t have the same appeal But hey it wasn t written for adults in the first place so big deal if my grown up mind wasn t as hooked as the child of yesteryear I still give it four stars merely because the first time I read it as a kid I really oved it and that s all that matters When a book is hard to put down because you can t guess what will happen next and you re anxious to find out you know you re holding a winnerWilliam is finding it very difficult to cope with his nanny moving away and The Oracles Golem (The Oracle leaving him But when she gives him a parting present an elaborate toy castle and a figurine of a knight it not only helps ease the sorrow but keeps him heading up to the attic to discover the castle s enchantmentI was pleasantly impressed with the plot twistsoved the story and thought the character development was great I definitely recommend this for family read aloud You can t go wrong with this engaging readCleanliness there is fairy tale magic and a wizard that can cast spells Mentions ale A man mentions wanting female companionship but nothing explains what he means by that A boy makes a bad decision but regrets and feels sorry about what he did A boy doesn t fully trust that his dad will finish the projects he says he will because in the past he hasn t A boy is upset that his nanny will be Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations leaving him and is mean to her takes her things and hides them he gives them back feeling bad about itaterAges 6 12Like my reviews Then you should follow me Because I have hundreds just Let It Bree / Cant Buy Me Louie (Harlequin Duets, like this one With each review I provide a Cleanliness Report mentioning any objectionable content I come across so that parents andor conscientious readersike me can determine beforehand When ten year old William's beloved nanny retires to England she entrusts him with a real ookin.
Hether they want to read a book or not Content surprises are super annoying especially when you re 100 pages in so here s my attempt to help you avoid that So Follow or Friend me here on GoodReads You l see my updates as I m reading and know which books I m The Ornaments of Life liking and what I m not finishing and why Youl also be able to utilize my One Wish (Thunder Point, library forooking up titles to see whether the book you re thinking about reading next has any objectionable content or not From swear words to romance to bad attitudes in children s books I cover it all I remember this book being read to me by my teacher in 2nd grade and being awed by how awesome and compelling it was Now as a young woman who just picked up this book again years La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi later the magic still has not faded and is just as wonderful as it was all those years agoIf you want to read a book that is very entertaining and will keep you turning the pages I think this book is an excellent example of what adults think kids SHOULDike in books All the Lessons are very heavy handed and moralistic The main character forever self examines all his mistakes and regrets them earnestly Everything this kid did was earnest There was never a moment of silliness or sarcasm I do not buy that this kid is ten No way He comes across as years younger than ten Perhaps a believable seven I think getting an intermediate grade boy to read this all the way through would be incredibly difficult There is NO humor None I didn t even realize that was possible The sensitive William is forever crying and whining and moping Gag The main character comes off as a real goody goody Dork My guess is that this has not aged well Boys in 1985 must have been very different Can t believe this was chosen for Battle of the Books I just read this to my 2 boys ages 6 4 for a bedtime read I was a Remembering and Repeating little surprised at how much theyoved it It s about a boy who has an adventure with a play castle knight which come to Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story life It isn t a book you have to edit at all in the reading it s captivating to anyittle boy who wishes he could be a hero I can t even tell you how fast those turkeys got ready for bed while we were reading this I hope I can G model castle and a tin knight For uncounted generations Mrs Phillip's family has passed the he.
Ind another one that captures their attention as much because I ve gotten used to not fighting for bedtime when I remind them about reading So I took a trip back to my elementarymiddle school years with this one I ve read it before in 5th grade but reading it again I think I would recommend it for even younger kids than that It s a pretty good story but the plot is paced a Mona Lisa little strangely The book is halfway over before they even go into the castle and on their adventure which makes it seem to meike the adventure part moves much uickly than it should I would have Fly Away Home (South Africa Series, likedess of William s whining and self pity and of his self discovery as he went on his adventure Other than that my only complaint would be the many many moments in which the story read Soldier O - Bosnian Inferno like an episode of Full House it was rather cheesy in parts but I suppose that is to be expected to an extent with children s books Otherwise it s a pretty solid and rather exciting story for kids I remember reading this as a child though I don t remember if it was for an assignment or on my own It was certainly the type of book I enjoyed then As an adult I can see the elements that appealed to me as a child but I can also see some of the things I wouldn t have considered as a child For one thing though the main character is a boy this is not a book for most boys William is a very sensitive boy who plays gymnastics and cries periodically The story is mostly about the castle he is given by his departing housekeeper and how William interacts with the housekeeper and the castle Reminicant of the Indian in the Cupboard this features a short travel back to the time of the castle to go on a uest to undo the mistake he made and rescue his new friend This book is suitable for early grades somewhere between 6 10 yrs old though the story is perhaps suitable for children younger then the readingevel Remembered this vaguely from my youth picked up and re read Most of what I remembered of the plot was uite inaccurateWasn t sure if DS1 age 8 would Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution like it but he did and has asked for the seuel Hopefully this means that he s getting interested in fantasy myist of suggestions for him is ong. Irlooms down; with rumours of a spell to be broken by the right person A fantastical uest ensues.
wwwelizabethwinthropcom is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages including ISLAND JUSTICE and IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE both available as e books Her short story The Golden Darters was selected by Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone and was recently read on SELECTED SHORTS by the renowned actress Ann Dowd Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop she is the author of the memoir piece Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding; Growing Up in Cold War Washington She has recently completed a personal history about her parents' love affair during World War II entitled DAUGHTER OF SPIES Wartime Secrets Family Lies The daughter of Stewart Alsop the political journalist she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires Her historical novel COUNTING ON GRACE was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the American Library Association the National Council of Social Studies the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council among others The novel has also been nominated for state book awards in Vermont Virginia Kentucky Kansas MissouriIndiana Hawaii and ArizonaTHE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC and its seuel THE BATTLE FOR THE CASTLE were nominated for twenty three state book awards and are considered children’s fantasy classics Her popular picture books include DUMPY LA RUE SHOESDOG SHOW SUASHED IN THE MIDDLE and most recently THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING and THE BIGGEST PARADE Two of her recent books for older children are THE RED HOT RATTOONS a comic fantasy novel and DEAR MR PRESIDENT Letters from a Milltown Girl a work of historical fiction set in western MassachusettsFor information