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In this sequel to The Castle in the Attic, twelve-year-old William uses a magic token to return, through the toy castle in his attic, to the medieval land of Sir Simon, which is now menaced by a skeleton ship bearing a plague of evil.
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of more than sixty books, most of them for children. Her best-known work is The Castle in the Attic, which was nominated for twenty-three state awards and won the won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and was named a Children's Choice by the International Reading Association. A great-grandniece of Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth lives in New York City.
"Including just enough details of setting and character to give her story texture, Winthrop keeps it moving with some humor . . . Accessible, well told, and entertaining."—Kirkus Reviews
"Likable characters, swashbuckling heroics and goofy culture clashes . . . charms aplenty."—Publishers Weekly
"This well-crafted story is a beautifully blended mixture of fantasy and adventure, with a forceful and thoughtful underlying theme of courage. Readers who have not read the first book will find this story satisfying on its own, and many may clamor for further adventures created through the powers of the small token."—Booklist
Praise for The Castle in the Attic:
"An absorbing fantasy . . . suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special."—Publishers Weekly
"A satisfying quest fantasy with a strong element of modern realism which will appeal to a wide range of readers."—School Library Journal
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
A California Young Reader Medal Winner
A Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Winner
Nominated for 23 State Book Awards