Elizabeth Winthrop ☆ 0 Free readAbout this book when it was read to me in the 2nd grade was it was the first book being read to me that had no "pictures When I noticed my teacher was showing s pictures I asked her why She told me there "When I noticed my teacher was showing The Firefighters Christmas Reunion us pictures I asked her why She told me there t anyEven though it was like osmotic shock at first to not get a book with no pictures the wording and descriptions in this book were so vivid and memorable I was able to imagine what was going on in the book in no time Maybe this is one reason why this book has a special place in my heartSo yes this is a greatick YA Fantasy read that I can easily recommend to everybody I think this book is an excellent example of what adults think kids SHOULD like in books All the Lessons are very heavy handed and moralistic The main character forever self examines all his mistakes and regrets them earnestly Everything this kid did was earnest There was never a moment of silliness or sarcasm I do not buy that this kid is ten No way He comes "Across As Years Younger Than "as years younger than Perhaps a believable seven I think getting an intermediate grade boy to read this all the way through would be incredibly difficult There is NO humor None I didn t even realize that was possible The sensitive William is forever crying and whining and moping Gag The main character comes off as a real goody goody Dork My guess is that this has not aged well Boys in 1985 must have been very different Can t believe this was chosen for Battle of the Books I just read this to my 2 boys ages 6 4 for a bedtime read I was a little surprised at how much they loved it It s about a
boy who haswho has adventure with a play castle knight which come to life It isn t a book you have to edit at all in the reading it s captivating to any little boy who wishes he could be a hero I can t even tell you how fast those turkeys got ready for bed while we were reading this I hope I can find another one that captures their attention as much because I ve gotten The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey used to not fighting for bedtime when I remind them about reading So I took a tri. G model castle and a tin knight Forncounted generations Mrs Phillip's family has passed the he. .
This is one of those childhood books that really sticks with you long after you read it It s a little dated but still a fantastic story I lost interest at about forty minutes Seemed well written DNF I read this in elementary school and adored it Somebody else described it as being magical and for a kid I would agree Castles and knights and fantasy kingdoms stuff kids dreams are made of I read it again in college for an adolescent lit class and of as an adult it didn t have the same appeal But hey it wasn t written for adults in the first place so big deal if my grown The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships, up mind wasn t as hooked as the child of yesteryear I still give it four stars merely because the first time I read it as a kid I really loved it and that s all that matters When a book is hard to put down because you can t guess what will happen next and you re anxious to find out you know you re holding a winnerWilliam is finding it very difficult to cope with his nanny moving away and leaving him But when she gives him a parting present an elaborate toy castle and a figurine of a knight it not only helps ease the sorrow but keeps him headingp to the attic to discover the castle s enchantmentI was pleasantly impressed with the plot twists loved the story and thought the character development was great I definitely recommend this for family read aloud You can t go wrong with this engaging readCleanliness there is fairy tale magic and a wizard that can cast spells Mentions ale A man mentions wanting female companionship but nothing expl I remember this book being read to me "By My Teacher In 2nd "my teacher in 2nd "And Being Awed By "being awed by awesome and compelling it was Now as a young woman who just picked p this book again years later the magic still has not faded and is just as wonderful as it was all those years agoIf you want to read a book that is very entertaining and will keep you turning the pages this is the book for you I know this book isn t obscure but it totally needs to get attention The funny thing. When ten year old William's beloved nanny retires to England she entrusts him with a real lookin.
years with thiswith this I ve read it before in 5th grade but it again I think I would recommend it for even younger kids than that It s a pretty good story but the plot is paced a little strangely The book is halfway over before they even go into the castle and on their adventure which makes it seem to me like the adventure part moves much ickly than it should I would have liked less of William s whining and self pity and of his self discovery as he went on his adventure Other than that my only complaint would be the many many moments in which the story read like an episode of Full House it was rather cheesy in parts but I suppose that is to be expected to an extent with children s books Otherwise it s a pretty solid and rather exciting story for kids I remember reading this as a child though I don t remember if it was for an assignment or on my own It was certainly the type of book I enjoyed then As an adult I can see the elements that appealed to me as a child but I can also see some of the things I wouldn t have considered as a child For one thing though the main character is a boy this is not a book for most boys William is a very sensitive boy who plays gymnastics and cries periodically The story is mostly about the castle he is given by his departing housekeeper and how William interacts with the housekeeper and the castle Reminicant of the Indian in the Cupboard this features a short travel back to the time of the castle to go on a The Amish Nanny (Brides of Amish Country, uest tondo the mistake he "MADE AND RESCUE HIS NEW FRIEND "and rescue his new friend book is suitable for early grades somewhere between 6 10 yrs old though the story is perhaps suitable for children younger then the reading level Remembered this vaguely from my youth picked The Healer (Borderland Brides, up and re read Most of what I remembered of the plot wasite inaccurateWasn t sure if DS1 age 8 would like it but he did and has asked for the seuel Hopefully this means that he s getting interested in fantasy my list of suggestions for him is lon. Irlooms down; with rumours of a spell to be broken by the right person A fantastical The Slayer (Time Raiders uest ensues.