So, I'm late getting this post up, since we actually read this book almost three weeks ago! But we loved it. It was a little advanced for Stella, and there were parts that she was a little nervous to read through. But I persisted and we finished this delightful book by Jessica Day George.
I am a huge fan of fantasy of this sort. I mean, really, who isn't fascinated by a magical, growing, living castle. The fun part of Tuesdays at the Castle
is that it makes the castle, the setting of the book a major character in the story. The heroine of the book, 11 year-old Celie is a bright, fleshed out, child. I loved that she was simply a girl, she didn't act or speak like an adult.
Stella's favorite parts were where she was escaping from the "bad guys"!
We are looking forward to the sequel, Wednesdays in the Tower
There are some heavier themes in this one, so be aware of that. Celie's parents are presumed dead for much of the book, there is an attempted coups by some advisers and a foreign prince. And her older brother is at school to become a wizard. With that said, we would highly recommend this book for 1st grade and up.
What are your favorite books fantasy books for kids?
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