Jessica Day George is a wonderful story that will appeal to readers who enjoy a fast paced adventure full of magic.
The Castle Glower finds itself bored on most Tuesdays and when the castle is bored it creates a new room, a new turret, a new staircase or it may get rid of a room. You just never know what will happen on any given Tuesday. Thankfully, Princess Celie creates maps that show any changes that are made to the castle. She is the only one in her family that marks the changes made each week. This is very helpful when word reaches the castle that Celie's oldest brother and her parents have been ambushed and are feared dead. It is up to Castle Glower and the rest of the family to save their Kingdom. It is a good thing that Celie knows of all the castle's rooms and just where to go to find what she needs to face a variety of enemies. Many other kingdoms send their princes to take over the castle and Celie family's kingdom. During one battle, the seams of the enemies clothes magically come apart causing the clothes to fall off. This makes not only the reader laugh, but also all those in the battle. When Princes come to stay at the castle, their rooms become smaller and smaller -- an indication that the castle does not like them. With the help of her siblings and the Castle Glower, Celie is able to save the day and looks forward to another Tuesday with more changes to her lovely home, Castle Glower.
Do you think you could defend your home? Is there a room that was in the castle that you would like to have in your own home? Be sure to talk about this book with your friends and family. I know you will love it as much as I did and will want your friends to read it too.
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