Castle in the Attic

Castle in the Attic

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ISBN: 9780440409410
Grades: 4-6

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Mrs. Phillips has been with William and his family since he was born. Now that he is old enough to take care of himself, the homesick Mrs. Phillips tells William that she will be going back to England to her family. William is sad to see Mrs. Phillips leave but, he is excited about the present she has given him, a model castle complete with drawbridge, moat, courtyard, stable, armory, knight, and more. Along with the castle comes the tale behind it. It is said that the Silver Knight, thrown out of his kingdom by the enemy, is destined to one day come back to life to reclaim his land. When the tiny silver knight comes to life in William's hand, a land of dragons, wizards, and magic is revealed. ~ Enh

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Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
4
Grade End
6
ISBN
9780440409410
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
192
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
10 to 13
Audience
Juvenile
Awards
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award ( WON AWARD ) 1987 ; Mark Twain Award ( NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD ) 1988
Author
Elizabeth Winthrop
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Bantam, Doubleday and Dell
Weight
0.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.0" x 0.25"
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Fantasy and real life combined? Yes please! My daughter chose this for her end of year fun read.
Erin D on Nov 7, 2017
Fantasy and real life combined? Yes please! My daughter chose this for her end of year fun read.
Erin D on Nov 7, 2017
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