The Enchanted Castle

Paperback | July 1, 1995

byE. NesbitIllustratorH. R. Millar

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E. Nesbit's classic story of how Gerald, Cathy and Jimmy find an enchanted garden and awake a princess from a hundred-year sleep, only to have her immediately made invisible by a magic ring. Her rescue is difficult, funny and sometimes frightening.

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 Four children discover an old castle and their pleasant summer vacation begins to turn into the adventure of a lifetime! Employing the brilliant talents that made The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and The Phoenix and the Carpet so memorable, Edith Nesbit once more delves into the realm of magic and make-believe in th...

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E. Nesbit's classic story of how Gerald, Cathy and Jimmy find an enchanted garden and awake a princess from a hundred-year sleep, only to have her immediately made invisible by a magic ring. Her rescue is difficult, funny and sometimes frightening.

EDITH NESBIT was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, TH...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140367438

ISBN - 13:9780140367430

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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 Four children discover an old castle and their pleasant summer vacation begins to turn into the adventure of a lifetime! Employing the brilliant talents that made The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and The Phoenix and the Carpet so memorable, Edith Nesbit once more delves into the realm of magic and make-believe in this classic tale. The Enchanted Castle overflows with the author’s customary sly wit and her knack for showing children as they really are: inventive, competitive and ready for anything. Disappointed after what at first appears to be a sleeping princess turns out to be Mabel, the housekeeper’s niece, the children turn to more exciting games after they stumble across an old, abandoned castle. But it turns out that the castle actually is brimming with magic — and the addition of a fairy ring makes for adventures as satisfying as any child could long for. Between the delightful relationship the children enjoy and such hilarious touches as the Ugly Wuglies, creatures dressed in old clothes with painted cardboard masks that nerve-wrackingly come to life, this tale is Nesbit at her finest and a wonderful addition to any library.