The Castle in the Attic (Paperback)

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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


Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780440409410
SKU 30067647
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440409411
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.5T
Author Info
Elizabeth Winthrop
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."
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Annotation When ten-year-old William's beloved nanny Mrs. Phillipps tells him she is returning to England, he is distraught. Mrs. Phillipps gives him a toy castle and a toy knight which comes to life. William, with the aid of a magic token, shrinks his nanny down to toy size to keep her from leaving, then, in an effort to undo what he has done, shrinks himself--and finds himself in the castle, helping the knight to conquer an evil wizard and free the kingdom.
Editors Note William has just received the best present of his life. Its an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle, with a drawbridge, moat, and a finger-high knight to guard the gates. Its the mysterious castle his housekeeper has told him about, and even though William is sad shes leaving, now the castle is his!William cant wait to play with it--hes certain there's something magical about the castle. 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 . . . .
Editors Note 2 William experiences adventurous surprises when he receives an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a caste. Especially when he 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 Choice Book.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Yearling Books

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