Tuesday at the Castle

Jessica Day George

Reading personality: 

funny

Rapid-reader

funny

Savour-the-moment

funny

Character-driven

Genre:

funny

Fantasy

funny

Fairytale

funny

Friendship

Age:

from

8

to

11

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.


Blurb 

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.

Tuesday at the Castle
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