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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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Tuesday's at the Castle, by Jessica Day George is a fun-filled adventure story about a castle that transforms and its royal inhabitants who must win it back after their enemies overtake them. Celie, the youngest Royal loves to roam the Castle and will cleverly help her family in their attempt to get back their home. With the help and determination of her siblings, Rolf, and Lilah she will deceive Prince Khelsh and all will be well in the castle once more. ( )
  Laurwhit94 | Nov 19, 2015 |
The book, Tuesday’s at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, is a very heart-warming, adventurous, and magical tale. It is a fiction book written for children 9 -12 years old. The book has a classic fantasy setting of knights, kings, princesses, wizards, and magic castles. One of the most interesting characters in the story, however, is the castle itself. Castle Glower has the unique power of change and grows at will. The changes usually take place on Tuesdays simply because it is bored. The castle adds on rooms, dining halls or extra wings.
The conflict of the story begins when her parents, the King and Queen of Sleyne leave home to attend the graduation of their son. Brian from Wizardry School and are ambushed by bandits and presumed dead, Princess Celie, her brother Rolf and sister Lilah must protect each other as they try to find out what happened to their parents. The plot thickens as Celie, Castle Glower, her brother Rolf, and her sister Lilah attempt to outwit the King's councilors as they try to install the evil Prince Khelsh to the throne. ( )
  NatalieMarshall | Nov 18, 2015 |
Tuesdays at the Castle is about a magical castle that grows a different room every Tuesday. The Castle was so unpredictable, it had a mind of its own. No one knows exactly what to expect. Princess Celie was the only among who will map out its new constructions. One day her Father and Mother, the King and Queen, were kidnapped from the castle. Now it is up to Celie and her sister and brother to find out what is going on. ( )
  ktboyd | Nov 17, 2015 |
Tuesdays at the Castle, a children’s novel by best selling author Jessica Day George, is an adventurous and mysterious story of a family of children left to fend for themselves when a prince from a rival country attacks their parents and their castle. The children’s parents leave them at the castle while they are away fetching their brother from wizardry school, and on their way home, Prince Khelsh of Vhervhine has their carriage ambushed. The children are then left to protect themselves and their family’s magical Castle Glower. Celie, the youngest of the family has a special bond with the magical castle, and with the help of her older siblings and a few allies they find along the way, the children embark on a journey to save their castle, their parents, and their country from the evil Prince Khelsh and his vicious council.
George’s characters give her story an enchanting edge. Her children in the story capture the innocence of a child and their curiosity and imagination. Each of the children, especially little Celie, has a driving passion for their castle and their country. Rolf resembles a dignified and devoted young prince. Lilah radiates responsibility and duty to family and royalty. As her parents leave,, Lilah promises her mother, “Don’t worry Mother, I’ll look after them both,” and she does exactly that while her parents are away. Celie of course is George’s most developed character. Celie is adventurous and daring. sShe is persistent, imaginative, and fearless. Prince Lulath describes Celie as “the very bravest of the girls.” She uses her brilliance and leadership to help lead her siblings to save the castle. The characters seem to be created to compliment each other so well, that they make up a perfect team for such a task as saving a castle from an evil prince.
The novel’s setting and plot work together to keep the reader on their toes and eager to accompany the children in their journey to save the Castle Glower. The author, who loves fantasy and adventure, captures an enchanting tale of childhood adventure. The story takes place in a magical land where there are wizards, spells, and magical castles. There is nothing ordinary about the castle the children call their home, and the castle keeps the plot of the story exciting and mysterious.
The author seems to address a recurring theme throughout the story of good versus evil, and good always prevails. Time and again the author introduces a new conflict, and the children are able to work to overcome it. Prince Khelsh and the evil council plot over and over again with new and more difficult evil schemes, but regardless the children remind themselves of the good inside the castle and their duties to their parents and their country too. The author uses the children’s dedication and persistence to conquer Prince Khelsh and therefore save their castle to teach the reader that good can prevail over evil. ( )
  hmf77msu | Nov 17, 2015 |
No one knows what the castle is going to do next except for princess Celie who is creating an atlas of the castle. Princess Celie’s parents and older brother are attacked one day on the way home from her brother’s graduation and it is up to Celie, her brother Rolf, and her sister Lilah to protect their home and save their kingdom. Celie is the youngest of the children and is eleven years old. She is loved by everyone at the castle; even Castle Glower is fond of Princess Celie. Celie is a brave character in the story and stays strong through the events that happen even while being unsure if her parents are still alive or not. She is definitely a leader among her siblings and residents at Castle Glower. ( )
  cmp395 | Nov 16, 2015 |
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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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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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