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Tuesdays at the Castle

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Member:MaryARogers
Title:Tuesdays at the Castle
Authors:Jessica Day George
Info:Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2012), Edition: 1, Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Upper Elementary Levels, Your library
Rating:***
Tags:Chapter Book- Adventure

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Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

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  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
Meet the castle that can build itself... and the children who will do anything to defend it.
-from the back cover

Whenever Castle Glower became bored, it would grow a new room or two.
- first sentence

Castle Glower picked kings based on some other criteria all its own... Legend had it that the Castle had repeatedly steered the old king's barber to the throne room via a changing series of corridors for days until the Royal Council had him declared the next king, while the young man who should have been Glower the Seventieth found himself head-down in a haystack after having been forcibly ejected from the Castle through the water closet.
- Chapter 1

This is an exceptional book. I love Princess Celie's character. She is strong and independent and she believes in the castle's magic more than anyone. She trusts in the castle and knows it will protect her. All three of the children are great characters. It is pretty obvious that some of the characters have nefarious plans and others aren't so evident. Throughout the book, I was pretty sure I knew how it would end, but along the way, there were a few surprises.

Recommended to:
Ages 9-12; readers who like magic; the castle being "alive" is great fun! ( )
  Jadedog13 | Apr 26, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This is a very fun, sweet book! It grabbed my attention from the very start and if I have children of my own someday this will be a book I recommend to them. The narrator did a wonderful job, I didn't find her voice annoying at all. The main character was a strong and capable young girl but didn't throw her independence in your face. Her family believed in her and I loved that the castle was magically alive! I will totally be reading more books in the series! ( )
  book_in_hand | Apr 25, 2016 |
a fun read, some theoretical discrepancies (if it was intended as truly serious fantasy that would be a problem). quite likable characters. No great depth of structure.
might read more by author ( )
  jason9292 | Apr 17, 2016 |
Tuesdays at the Castle has a theme of adventure and perseverance. In this book Castle Glower has magical powers; the castle can create rooms, secret passageways, stairwells, and even take away rooms that aren’t being used anymore. While King and Queen Glower are away on a trip to watch the oldest son graduate, a tragedy strikes and they do not return to the castle. Rolf, Lilah, and Celie and now left to save their beloved castle from other countries who want to take over all while trying to find their parents and older brother who are being held captive. ( )
  mckenziechaney | Apr 12, 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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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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