The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech

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Long ago and far away . . .

There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch.

Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . .

And oh, there is an author. But not just any author. Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal-winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.


About Sharon Creech

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Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer, and the Carnegie Medal winner Ruby Holler. Her other works include The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books, A Fine, Fine School, Fishing in the Air, and Who's That Baby? Sharon Creech and her husband live in upstate NY. You can visit her online at
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 344 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Told in a comforting storyteller’s voice (perhaps that of Pia, inspired by the royal family’s Wordsmith), the tale unfolds leisurely, with considerable attention to the royal surroundings.

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" It takes only a few words to transport the reader to the world of fairytale where castles command the landscape, kings and queens rule the roost, peasants are commonplace, wishes drive the adventure and dreams really can come true.

Jan 26 2008 | Read Full Review of The Castle Corona

The Bookbag

And Princess Fabrizia is fretting because there's so little for her to fret about.

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Common Sense Media

Kids will enjoy all the trappings of a traditional fairy tale: beautiful clothes, royals, gorgeous castles and sweeping castle grounds, mean masters, noble peasant children, storytellers, and eccentric hermits.

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