Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Castle in the Attic
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
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. . . .
I absolutely love this book for children. One of my teachers read this book to my class in elementary school, and I loved it then. I could not remember much about the story, so I recently decided to pick it up again. It did not disappoint. This is a great action story about the strength we all have inside of us. There were a lot of great lessons hidden in this book. This is definitely one I will read to my class once I'm a teacher!