The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum
Once there was a girl who lived in a castle. The castle was inside a museum. When children visited, they’d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat, to glimpse the tiny girl. But when they went home, the girl was lonely. Then one day, she had an idea! What if you hung a picture of... show more
Once there was a girl who lived in a castle. The castle was inside a museum. When children visited, they’d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat, to glimpse the tiny girl. But when they went home, the girl was lonely. Then one day, she had an idea! What if you hung a picture of yourself inside the castle inside the museum, inside this book? Then you’d able to keep the girl company. Reminiscent of “The Lady of Shalot,” here is an original fairy tale that feels like a dream—haunting, beautiful, and completely unforgettable.
Publish date: February 12th 2008
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
What a disappointment :( Those 1.5 stars are entirely awarded to the illustrations. Nicoletta Ceccoli deserved to illustrate an actual worthy story, not this... thing. The story is absolutely pointless. "Reminiscent of The Lady of Shalott'"? How? Because they were both in a tower? "An ...
The illustrations were beautiful. And the story was kind of depressing. I need more!
This did not come highly recommended by my Goodreads friends, deemed too creepy and weird to be successful with most children. And they are not wrong in the abstract - this is a creepy book, and I do not recommend it to all. However, do you see that cover??? Omg, if the book has more of that kind of...
A little arty, a little abstract, a little sad. I'm not sure to whom I would recommend this odd, brief little story of loneliness -- certainly not to children, it would be depressing and potentially upsetting.I don't think everything distressing is necessarily inappropriate for children, but there a...
The story is very simple, so much so that it barely even exists. Were I rating this for the story, it would but one star, easily. However, I am rating this one for the otherworldly artwork. It is the lovely and unique pictures that makes this book so memorable. Recommended.