Tuesday at the Castle
Jessica Day George
This is a great next book if your reader likes:
Writing that is beautiful in its simplicity. It creates rich characters you love and despise, a well-paced plot, and the thrill of magic and action.
An unexpected twist on the princess fairytale genre.
An insight into a medieval court, politics, and dirty tricks
Smart, strong, and selfless female protagonists who aren't scared to stand up for what they believe in.
Fantasy with a castle that is alive. It changes every Tuesday, chooses its monarchs, grows rooms, and decides who stays and goes.
Themes: Loyalty and family
Knowledge of the world: Different types of castles, medieval life (when this period is in history), what people wore and customs of medieval royalty.
Key Vocabulary before reading: Bored, castle, petitioners, Ambassador, corridors, descended, royal line, and spyglass.
Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the Castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the Castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions.
But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it's up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle's never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.