Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What Will the Castle Do Next?

Castle Glower has always decided who the next reigning king will be. It simply moves the future king’s room next to the throne room. That’s because Castle Glower has a life and magic all its own. If it likes you, it might make your room more comfortable or move you to a desirable location in the castle. If it doesn't like you, then it may make your furniture smaller or it could order the doors in your room to disappear. Any number of things could happen! That's why Princess Celie has been spending so much time mapping the ever changing palace. So many people get lost because things are constantly shifting, luckily the castle always helps her get where she's going. Everyone agrees that the castle likes her best. Celie’s father, King Glower the seventy-ninth, has been king for a while, and his son, Rolf, is next in line to the thrown (thanks to the castle moving his room). When her oldest brother graduates from wizarding school her parents leave to attend, and everything changes. After they are believed to be dead, Rolf must take over his position as the new king, but many other people want this position as well. Who will the castle choose? Can the two main king contenders who come to the castle be trusted? What will happen when a spell is cast? You must read this exciting adventure to find out what happens!

I have wanted to read Tuesday's at the Castle by Jessica Day George since I first saw the cover. It looked enchanting, and I was intrigued to find out what the story was about. I loved the idea of rooms that change and grow in a castle that was full of surprises. The main character, Princess Celie, is so kind and clever that I felt like I knew her. She would be such fun to be friends with! Celie’s love for the castle came through and made me want to explore the passageways with her. The atlas she's creating sounds like a lot of work, but it's also a smart idea. The story was full of magic, suspense, and characters that kept me reading on to find out what would happen next. I'd recommend this book to kids in grades third and up who love fantasy and who imagine a world where anything is possible. This is my first book by this author, but I look forward to reading more of her books. I'll definitely be reading the next story in the series.

Has anyone else read Tuesdays at the Castle? Or have you read a book by Jessica Day George? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!
~L


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36 comments:

  1. How I'd love to live in a castle like this. Thinking of Rapunzel (one of my favourite childhood reads) I can see myself having all sorts of adventures with her and Princess Celie in Castle Glower.

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    1. Tracy- I can see that too! It would be such a fun castle to spend some time in with Celie or Rapunzel. :) ~L

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  2. I have not read one of her books but her name sounds familiar. Sounds like a great read!

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    1. Stephanie- This was my first one by her and I really enjoyed it. :) ~L

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  3. Ooooo, I'm going to have to look into this one!

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  4. Haven't read this one, but have read other books by this author. It looks really good. Thanks.

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    1. Natalie- I thought it was lots of fun! :) ~L

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  5. Oh, that sounds really fun. What a great plot!

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    1. MPax- I agree! Definitely a great read! :) ~L

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  6. This is a great concept. I'm sure kids will love it, and I think I will as well. Thanks for telling me about it.

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    1. Rosi- It definitely kept me reading and turning the pages. The castle has so many cool features to it! :) ~L

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  7. A house with a mind of its own seems to be a popular idea these days. This sounds like a very kid-friendly approach to it.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- I agree! This is a kid friendly book and it will make kids imagine a house they would want to live in! :) ~L

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  8. This sounds like the sort of magical and imaginative book that I'd like. I love the idea of changing rooms in a castle! That's something I know I would get the itch to explore too. I'll have to check this out. :)

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    1. Sam- I loved the changing rooms. It was such fun! If you get to read it- enjoy! :) ~L

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  9. Oh goodness this sounds delightful. I love animated places.

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  10. I remember seeing this one around and I think it sounds so fun. I have it on my kids pinterest board.

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    1. Heidi- I was curious about it since I first saw the cover. The story is just as great. :) ~L

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  11. This book sounds like it would grab children's attention fast. They do love to read fantasy and this castle sounds enchanting. Great review!

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    1. Anna- It grabbed me right away and kids will be drawn right into the imaginative tale. A fabulous fantasy adventure. So glad you enjoyed the review. :) ~L

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  12. I haven't but I want to now! You're right about the cover: it's enchanting and the storyline sounds amazing. I'd love to have come up with a setting like this: a castle that moves its rooms or changes the furniture. Really want to read this!

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    1. Claudine- Isn't the cover adorable? I thought the setting was perfect for a fantasy tale. It was like one of the characters! :) ~L

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  13. I haven't read this, but it seems absolutely charming and magical.

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  14. That's a really great one, don't miss the sequel... Wednesdays in the Tower!

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    1. Cathy- I definitely need to read the sequel! :) ~L

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  15. I wanted to read this book as well beacuse it seem enchanting but unfortunately my library doesn't have it. :/ Though I have read 2 other of Jessica's books and loved them both. She hads a delightful way of telling a story. :)

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    1. Lola- This was my first book by Jessica- but I can't wait to read more of her work. Awesome to learn that you have read two of them and enjoyed them so much. I hope your library gets this one in soon! :) ~L

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