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Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Tuesdays at the Castle (edition 2012)

by Jessica Day George

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Title:Tuesdays at the Castle
Authors:Jessica Day George
Info:Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2012), Edition: 1, Paperback, 256 pages
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Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

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I really enjoyed this book, even as a nineteen-year-old. I would highly recommend this book for students to read, especially students who love anything princess. This is definitely a princess's story, but with a twist of courage and bravery. I loved it cover to cover and look forward to possibly reading other books in the series. ( )
  Kathryn_Anne | Oct 21, 2016 |
This was a very interesting book. There was always something going on to keep you interested and guessing. I liked the story line and how the castle was magical and helped the 3 siblings. Wasn't a topic i was super interested in but it was a well written book. ( )
  eel74 | Oct 20, 2016 |
Tuesdays at the Castle is the first book in a 5 part series by Jessica Day George. Celie will touch your heart and bring out your inner child. But when she and her siblings are faced with trouble, she must stand up for her castle, kingdom, and family to fight for what is theirs.
This book has it all, comedic relief, friendship, dedication, love, and magic. What more could you ask for! ( )
  EmilyWillers | Oct 20, 2016 |
This was a fun book to read. I would recommend it for middle school children considering its reading level is little hard for younger children to comprehend. ( )
  madisonallmand | Oct 20, 2016 |
A great story for all ages! The story tells of a royal family who lives in a magical castle where the castle itself grows new rooms when it gets bored. Celine, Rolf and her sister Lilah are left to defend the castle and look after it while their Parents are off visiting their older brother Bran at the Wizarding college. On the their way back, the parents and brother are ambushed and thought dead, meanwhile back at the castle Celie and her siblings find out about their parents and are on a mission to discover the truth and protect the crown from a prince it wants to take over the castle and crown. ( )
  Alexgirl16 | Oct 18, 2016 |
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Introduction: Tuesdays at the Castle, written by Jessica Day George, is about Princess Celie and her siblings’ quest to uncover the truth about the mysterious disappearance of their royal parents. Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books, ISBN 978-1-59990-917-2, the book appeals to those interested in fairy tales, castles, and princesses.

Character: Celie is a brave, eleven year old Princess who trusts and loves Castle Glower. Every Tuesday the castle changes, adding a new room or staircase or secret passageway. When Celie’s parents go missing and castle Glower is ambushed, Celie must save it. Here is an example of how much Celie loves the Castle; “Lilah said, will the Castle keep on showing us?” “Of course it will,” Celie said fondly. She patted the floor at her side. “Won’t you, my darling?” Celie was now thoroughly convinced that the Castle wasn’t just magic, but a living thing, and furthermore that it was firmly on their side. She thought she felt a quivering beneath her hand, as though the Castle were purring” (p.98).

Theme/Plot: The theme seems to be family. The author shows this throughout most of the book. Each of the characters have a specific place within the story and work together to achieve a common goal. Tuesdays at the Castle has a main conflict which gets resolved in the end.

Author: Jessica Day George has written other books like Thursdays with the Crown and Dragon Spear. She wrote Tuesdays at the Castle for her editor, Melanie, whom she says asked her for years to write something funny for young readers.

Summary: Castle Glower isn’t an ordinary castle. On Tuesdays it adds a new room, staircase, or passageway. When the King and Queen go missing, Princess Celie must use her secret knowledge of the castle to protect their kingdom.
added by CourtneyRice15 | editTeaching Lit, Courtney Rice (Apr 17, 2015)
A satisfying mix of Hogwarts and Howl's Moving Castle, Castle Glower helps its true citizens, but never at the expense of plot or character development.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Caitlin Augusta (Nov 1, 2011)
These kids are clever, as is George's lively adventure.
added by Katya0133 | editKirkus (Sep 15, 2011)

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Hohn, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jackson, SuzyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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. This delightful book from a fan- and bookseller-favorite kicks off a brand-new series sure to become a modern classic.
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Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.… (more)

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