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Publisher's Note:  

Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it's up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle's never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom. This delightful book from a fan- and bookseller-favorite kicks off a brand-new series sure to become a modern classic.



This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Bloomsbury Children's Books


Tuesdays at the Castle

by Jessica Day George

Review Date:
07/15/2012

Recommended Age:
9+

Overall Rating:
*****

Profanity / Language Rating:

Violence / Gore Rating:
**

Sex / Nudity Rating:
*

Overall Review:  

From the first page to the last, I couldn't put Tuesdays at the Castle down. Having read all of Jessica Day George's previous books and having been underwhelmed by many of them, I wasn't sure what to expect of this one, but it surprised me in the best way! George's writing style works perfectly with this middle grade novel. I found Celie and her siblings endearing from the beginning, and just about everything about this novel—plot, pacing, humor, style—seemed pretty close to perfect to me! I'm eagerly looking forward to future books in this series. Tuesdays at the Castle is a terrific, fast-paced read for kids of all ages—and adults who need a little more magic in their lives.


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  None

 

Violence/Gore: A young man is said to be prone to fights. A report is given about a group of people attacked by bandits (it is said that some of them were killed). One plotline deals with a plan to assassinate a political person. A character is pushed down the stairs. A character is hit in the nose. A character is threatened with a knife, and cut on the arm. A character is pushed from a balcony (but not hurt).

 

Sex/Nudity: Two teenagers flirt. A brother teases his sisters about a handsome boy.



Mature Subject Matter:  

Political intrigue, assassination attempts.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

***



Reviewed By CindyB
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