Monday, February 4, 2013

This week, I am reading "Tuesdays at the Castle," which is also the first book that the 4th grade lunchtime book club (starting soon!) will be discussing.

The main character, Princess Celie, is a spunky 11-year-old and the fourth and youngest child of the king and queen. Castle Glower, her home, has a mind of its own. It adds new rooms every Tuesday and provides unwelcome guests with progressively smaller rooms and more uncomfortable beds. Celie can usually be found with a notebook and pen, since her goal is to map the entire castle.

In the beginning of the book, the king and queen leave on a journey to see their son Bran graduate from the College of Wizardry. On the way back, they are ambushed and assumed to have been killed. As no royal bodies were found, the remaining children don't quite accept that their parents and brother are gone forever. However, that is only one of their problems, as princes from other lands soon arrive to try and seize power. Will Celie and her siblings, along with the Castle, succeed in keeping their country safe?

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