Tuesdays at the Castle

Tuesdays at the Castle

Every Tuesday, the Castle Glower adds rooms or hallways or turrets, or whatever it likes. It has always done so, just as it has always chosen the king of Glower. After Princess Celie’s parents and eldest brother are ambushed and believed dead, Celie and her elder sister Delilah and elder brother Rolf must hold together the castle and prevent the visiting Prince Khelsh from taking over and hurting their family. This is a fast-paced adventure with a twist of magic and whimsy. It is easy to cheer for 11 year old Celie and her not much older brother and sister as they try to carry on in the absence of their parents. The ending left me to hope there is a sequel in the works…. Recommended by Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA

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This book is very cute, and a great read for everyone. Younger kids will love reading about the magic Castle Glower, that can move rooms and open tunnels, and the three Castle children who are trying valiantly to stop the evil council from taking over after the king and queen go missing and are presumed dead.

Princess Celie is a wonderful main character, who is sweet, brave, and clever. She is determined to keep her Castle, and she will do anything to do that. She is the youngest in her family but knows the Castle better than anyone else, and her love for and understanding of the Castle makes the experience just that much better. She believes that her parents are alive, and that the Castle is on her side, and she will do everything in her power to keep the council from winning.

This is a very delightful book that is full of whimsy and fun, which focuses on a loving (and sometimes argumentative) trio of royal siblings, a magical Castle we'd all secretly love to live in, and delightfully evil bad guys you just want the kids to smack and tell, "We're in charge! Not you! Get out of our Castle!" But of course, they can't.

Oh, and if you like this book? The sequel, Wednesdays in the Tower, recently came out. Definitely check it out.
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