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The Castle in the Attic

Written by Elizabeth WinthropAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Winthrop
| Yearling | Trade Paperback | November 1994 | $6.99 | 978-0-440-40941-0 (0-440-40941-1)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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. . . .

An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
A California Young Reader Medal Winner
A Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Winner



REVIEWS

"An absorbing fantasy...suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special." -- Publishers Weekly


From the Paperback edition.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elizabeth Winthrop is the award-winning author of books for all ages, including The Battle for the Castle and Counting on Grace, available in Yearling editions. She lives in New York City and the Berkshires.


AWARDS

NOMINEE 1989 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
WINNER 1989 - California Young Reader Medal