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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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When the setting is a main character, how could you go wrong? Well, I suppose some authors could, but this one doesn't! The Castle was my favorite character, with Celie being a very close second (and Lulath being a very close third). This is a book I want to read over and over again, aloud preferably (even if no one but the dog is listening), curled up with a mug of hot chocolate and a cozy quilt, just savoring every word and every scene and every stretch of the Castle. Truly delightful book! ( )
  MeezCarrie | Aug 31, 2015 |
Cute. It was fluffier than I normally like, though.

I liked the idea of the sentient castle who had to approve the ruler of the kingdom. That was genius, and executed marvelously. I'm not sure if living in an ever-changing home would be awesome or awful.

The plot seemed a bit sloppily executed, though, and less fleshed out than some of the other books by her I've read. I think she was appealing to an even younger audience than her Dragon Slippers books, which I love and adore. Still, I was very much like cotton candy - pretty to look at, yummy while eating it, but ultimately leaves you unsatisfied. ( )
  wisemetis | Aug 28, 2015 |
There can be many themes applied to this story. One, family is the most important thing and can never be replaced. Celie says, “It means that Father isn’t dead” (47). Celie may not have hard evidence supporting that her family is still alive but with the help of her friend the castle she is convinced not to give up on what matters, family. ( )
  JordanRay | Apr 17, 2015 |
This book is about a young princess, Celie, whose parents and oldest brother are attacked while on a journey and are presumed to be dead, leaving Celie and her older sister and [youngest] older brother alone to defend their magical castle and kingdom against an evil prince and a treasonous royal council until their parents and brother are found.
I would recommend this book to boys and (especially) girls because it is an interesting, unique story that encourages young people that if they do the best they are able to and show courage, they can do great things. ( )
  HannaWarn | Apr 17, 2015 |
This is a great book, if people are into magic and castles and that kind of stuff. It is a very good book, with a great story line. It keeps the reader interested and invested in the story. Tuesdays at the castle can appeal to a range of different people. It has magic and fighting and love all twisted into one book, so there are many different elements that people could like about the book. ( )
  plunk318 | Apr 17, 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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Hohn, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jackson, SuzyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Whenever Castle Glower became bored, it would grow a new room or two.
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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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