The Castle in the Attic
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... show more
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 ChoiceA California Young Reader Medal WinnerA Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Winner
Publish date: November 1st 1994
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: The Castle in the Attic (#1)
I finally found this book and finished it! My 3rd grade teacher started reading this aloud for the last week of school and we got out of school for the summer before we finished! It has literally been driving me crazy since then. It was a pretty good book, I think I hyped it up a little in my head ...
I do remember reading this as a child and thoroughly enjoying it. Perhaps that colored my re-read, but in spite of the questions my adult brain kept bringing up, I couldn't help just thoroughly enjoying re-reading it again. We are dropped rather abruptly into the life of William, who's about to lo...
A fun, unassuming kids' story.It's hard to like the protagonist because he makes some pretty dumb choices in the first half of the book, but I can forgive the character (and the author) because the second half of the book is all fun.I should stop grousing, though. This is basic kid-lit. Not to be an...
A lovely tale about a boy who inherits a Castle from his nanny and then finds that the lead knight is real. He's only 9 and his nanny is about to leave him when he shrinks her to the size of the castle and then realises that really, he shouldn't have done that, in order to restore the knight and nan...
I definitely remember reading this when I was a kid, but I don't remember much about it.