October 19, 2006

The Castle in the Attic

By Elizabeth Winthrop
Rating: 4 3/4 stars
Reviewed by Karen

This story is about William, a young boy and his close relationship with his nanny, Mrs. Phillips.
When William is old enough, she decides to move back to England. But before she goes, she gives William a magic castle. Soon, William finds himself battling an evil wizard, a dragon and saving the kingdom. The author does a good job blending real-life with fantasy. There are reasons William's parents don't discover his double life in the castle and children can imagine it's possible for him to keep it secret. A good introduction to the fantasy genre. If you like an uncomplicated story with a medieval theme, this could be a book you'd enjoy.

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