The Battle for the Castle

Authors: Winthrop, Elizabeth
Publisher: Holiday House
BISAC/Subject: JUV037000, JUV001000, JUV022010, JUV016070
ISBN: 9780823426850, Related ISBNs: 0823410102, 0823426858, 0823444252, 9780823410101, 9780823426850
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 211,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Return to the magical kingdom first introduced in the best-selling fantasy adventure novel The Castle in the Attic—an “accessible, well told, and entertaining” sequel (Kirkus Reviews)

It's been two years since William used a magical token to enter his model castle, fought a fire-breathing dragon, and defeated an evil wizard. He thought his adventures were over—until the magic medallion turns up again.

This time, twelve-year-old William decides to share the secret of the castle, and invites his best friend Jason to join him. Together, the boys enter the castle and ride out into the kingdom in search of Sir Simon, the Silver Knight, William's old friend.

But all is not well in this world—a mysterious ghost ship full of skeletons has washed ashore, and a plague of rats is terrorizing the countryside. As mysterious portents and chilling visions warn of disasters still to come, Jason and William will have to summon all their courage to save the kingdom—and make their way back home.

This sequel to The Castle in the Attic, a reader favorite for 35 years and nominee for 23 state awards, is filled with intrigue, danger, and acts of courage and heroism. Perfect for young fantasy fans and readers interested in the Medieval world, Elizabeth Winthrop's duo of novels is as thrilling today as when it was originally released.
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