Review of “Tuesday at the Castle”

 
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By Jessica Day George
Published by Bloomsbury
256 pages

Castle Glower is a magical castle, every Tuesday the castle adds moves or takes away a room all by its self. Cecile is a princess of Castle Glower. One day, her parents, the queen and king, go out to visit Cecile’s oldest brother and don’t come back. When the castle sends out the troops to find the king and queen and return empty handed, they are assumed to be dead. Cecile’s other brother Rolf is now to be the next king. They invite the other kingdoms for the king and queen’s funeral and Cecile’s brother’s coronation, but one of the kingdoms does not want Cecile’s brother to become king, and trouble soon begins.  Will Cecile’s brother become king or not?

I like the royal castle setting in this book; it makes the story fun and interesting, especially with all of the servants running around and popping up in different places. My favorite part is when Rufus, a stuffed toy griffin, comes alive and saves Cecile. The way the castle always changes makes it exciting whenever Cecile explores a new room because you never know what is inside.

I think kids 8-10 will enjoy this book.

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