July 2, 2007

The Castle in the Attic - Book Review

The Castle in the Attic is the first full length book that I read with my boys. It is a book that my mom read to me when I was a kid. She even bought three extra copies of it (with the cover that is shown to the right) for each of her kids.

Summary: A young boy is given a toy castle as a parting gift from nanny, who is moving back to England. The castle is unique, not only because it seems to be made out of stone and has all working parts, but also because the small lead knight comes to life the moment the boy touches him.

The knight, the lady, and the young boy all need to make it back to the knight's homeland to stop an evil wizard. Sounds like all of the proper elements to a good story to me.

My Thoughts: I can remember this book from the first time that my mom read it to me. It was good enough that it stuck in my mind over all of these years, and it must have been good enough for her, because she bought all three of her kids a copy of it.

It is not a Christian book, but it has some good themes in there as far as good vs. evil and how selfishness can hurt others.

I would definitely recommend this book.

12 comments :

  1. I <3 Castle in the Attic!

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  2. i thought it was an awesome book. i read in fifth grade for a fantasy book report. since it was all about midieval times stuff it was a perfect book. i loved it. you should read it

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  3. I used to LOVE the Castle in the Attic!!! Just today, my family realized that our copy is missing, along with other favorite childhood books. I wish we could find it because I'm suddenly in the mood to read it! This was the cover for it. I need to find another copy to buy.

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  4. Click the title! It will take you to the Amazon page to buy that book.

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  5. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! i did this for my book report and it beat everyone elses

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  6. wow im reading it now for this school thing

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  7. It's a great book, hope you enjoy it!

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  8. whats the climax?

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  9. It's an awesome book

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  10. My class is reading it this year. On chapter 15 and 16. How does the incident with the dagger prove that the soldiers have no loyalty to Alastor.
    Tell me when you know

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