The Castle in the Attic (35th Anniversary Edition) (Hardcover)

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The Castle in the Attic (35th Anniversary Edition) (Hardcover)


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An epic quest, a dragon, a knight in shining armor—this classic children’s story is the perfect read for 3rd and 4th graders who love medieval fantasy.

A magical toy castle plunges 10-year-old William into a wild fantasy adventure—where he discovers the true meaning of courage.

When his beloved caretaker Mrs. Phillips tells him she's leaving, William is devastated. Not even her farewell gift of a model medieval castle helps him feel better—though he has to admit it’s fascinating. From the working drawbridge and portcullis to the fully-furnished rooms, it's perfect in every detail. It almost seems magical.

And when William looks at the silver knight, the tiny figure comes to life in his hand—and tells him a tale of a wicked sorcerer, a vicious dragon, and a kingdom in need of a hero. Hoping the castle's magic will help him find a way to make his friend stay, William embarks on a daring quest with Sir Simon, the Silver Knight—but he will have to face his own doubts and regrets if he's going to succeed.

William’s story continues in The Battle for the Castle, available as a redesigned companion edition.
Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of more than sixty books, most of them for children. Her best-known work is The Castle in the Attic, which was nominated for twenty-three state awards and won the won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and was named a Children's Choice by the International Reading Association. A great-grandniece of Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth lives in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823444243
ISBN-10: 0823444244
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
A California Young Reader Medal Winner
A Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Winner
Nominated for 23 State Book Awards

“An absorbing fantasy . . . suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special.”
Publishers Weekly

“A satisfying quest fantasy with a strong element of modern realism which will appeal to a wide range of readers.”
School Library Journal