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Castle in the Attic

by Elizabeth Winthrop  |  Grades: 4-6  |  Ages: 8-12  | Lexile Level: 750

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop Teacher Guide, Lesson Plans, Novel UnitAbout 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 finger-high 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


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

Biographical Note About Elizabeth Winthrop

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.

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