The Castle in the Attic (Paperback)
|The mysterious castle Williams housekeeper told him about is suddenly his--an old, authentic wooden model with a knight as tall as his finger to guard the gate--and its the best gift he has ever received. Reprint. *Author: Winthrop, Elizabeth *Publication Date: 1996/11/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75|
From the Publisher:
The mysterious castle William's housekeeper told him about is suddenly his--an old, authentic wooden model with a knight as tall as his finger to guard the gate--and it's the best gift he has ever received. Reprint.
Author Elizabeth Winthrop creates picture books, chapter books, and novels for young adults. Winthrop studied short story writing with author Grace Paley at a time when Paley was deeply involved in protesting against the United States's involvement in the Vietnam War; Paley was often jailed for her actions, and so many of Winthrop's classes were conducted while visiting her in prison. Winthrop also cites writer Jane Cooper as a mentor and major influence on her work. In 1971 Winthrop took a job as an editor at Harper and Row--that company published her first book, BUNK BEDS, in 1972.
"An absorbing fantasy...suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special."