The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Winthrop

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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 Elizabeth Winthrop

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Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle.
Published May 8, 2012 by Holiday House. 226 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Now that William is 12, housekeeper Mrs. Phillips—who, two years ago, gave him the Castle in the Attic (1985), where they shared an adventure before she went home to England—sends William the magic token he believed she had destroyed.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Battle for the Castle

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The plot is exciting and is a good combination of modern and medieval experiences. The suspense is nervewracking.

Aug 24 2010 | Read Full Review of The Battle for the Castle

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