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Tuesdays at the Castle

George, Jessica Day (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Tuesdays at the Castle


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Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.
Authors: George, Jessica Day, 1976-
Title: Tuesdays at the castle
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2011.
Characteristics: 228 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 15
Core Youth
ISBN: 9780545443166
1599906449
9781599906447
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Castle Glower was a most unusual castle and was, in fact, alive. It had a mind of its own, too. No one ever knew what it would do next. Every Tuesday brought evidence of this truth. New rooms, closets and turrets would appear in the castle, or old rooms would disappear – or both. Sometimes new passageways, stairways, wings or even towers appeared or disappeared. It was fortunate that the Castle Glower approved of its inhabitants, the king and his family, because the castle often caused unwelcome occupants or visitors to become helplessly lost by suddenly growing new passageways which could lead them anywhere – or nowhere at all. Such visitors, frustrated beyond endurance by hours or days of wandering, would flee immediately when finally released by the castle. Eleven-year-old Princess Celie loved living in the huge castle and never tired of exploring and mapping the ever-changing twists and turns of her home. Celie’s knowledge of the castle and its secret passageways proved to be invaluable when the king and queen, on a two-week visit to another city, were ambushed and were missing for a long time. The castle, Princess Celie, her brother and her sister worked together successfully to defend the realm and its people from the sinister Prince Khelsh, who was plotting to imprison the royal family and add their kingdom to his own. Readers will have lots of fun with this intriguing, fast-paced fantasy novel by Jessica Day George.

Report This Oct 11, 2012
  • MaryAssaf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent and suspenseful plot. I love the heroine.

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  • Yahong_Chi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the kind of book I'd love to reread for its plain timelessness. A story of sisters, banding together with a goofy prince to save their castle and vanquish an evil encroaching kingdom? Yes please. Celie is an endearing protagonist and her relationships with her assorted family members are highlights in this delightful MG fantasy novel.

Report This Jun 30, 2012
  • branch_reviews rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you are a guest at Castle Glower, you might find that your room suddenly looks strangely different. If the Castle likes you a nice room may become way nicer. And what would it say about you if your room suddenly became smaller, sparse and cold? This rather endearing magic castle, home to King and Queen Glover and four close-knit siblings, grows rooms, turrets and corridors at will - especially on Tuesdays. 11-year old Princess Celie spends hours drawing maps of the castle – this comes to good use when she and her two siblings are left to defend the castle when their parents and eldest brother go missing. Who are the real villains among the guests at the castle who are plotting to become the new rulers? This well-crafted mystery is a good read for both girls and boys. Reviewed by KB

Report This Jun 26, 2012
  • Donnalee Smith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this fun children's fantasy book. It was exciting, funny, and fast-paced. I loved the strong central heroine and I really liked how she worked together with her siblings to challenge the forces of evil trying to take over their castle and kingdom. I will definitely read more books by this author.

Report This Jun 20, 2012
  • Megn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love this book and I love this author! Characters are great, the surroundings are wonderfully crafted, and the storytelling was perfect for this storyline. Plenty of twists and turns~

Report This Feb 23, 2012
  • EmilyMorland rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful, funny story. Well written and such lovable characters! Definitely on my favourites shelf!

Report This Dec 29, 2011
  • BookFairy119 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book, possibly more than I loved Dragon Slippers. I love Celie, I love her sister and brother, and I love that I can give this book to a boy or a girl. Quick read, and a fun story.

Report This Dec 18, 2011
  • Brown_Dog_70 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

artfully crafted and so suspensful you cannot put it down

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