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My Childhood Between Two Covers
"The Enchanted Castle" is the tale of 3 children and their summer escapades while their parents are abroad. Seeking a bit of adventure, they find a great deal more than they bargained for, including a magical ring that does whatever you say it will do. Through their adventures with the ring, the children discover that what you want isn't always what is best for you. They learn that families must love each other and stick together, come what may. In fact, the bond between the siblings in spite of their clear irritation of one another is quite touching. Perhaps most beautifully of all, the children find that perhaps the most magical things in the world take place without spells or rings, when grown ups remember how to believe in things.
While one flowing storyline, several main events in the novel are clearly carved in my mind, popping up the moment someone mentions invisibility, statues, garden mazes, magic rings, or perhaps the odd Ugly Wuggly. Nesbit's writing style is both charming and memorable. Upon examining my own writing and imagination, I can directly trace many of my own habits back to this book.
Read this book for yourself. To your children. To a friend. Enjoy it, regardless of your age. But only crack the cover (or the screen, as the case may be), if you have an ember of childlike imagination left in you. Fan the flame, that the spark of young magic may never quite die.
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Posted August 28, 2011
It wasn't terrible, but it could of been a lot better. The beginning was boring, with many confusing sentences i couldn't understand till the 5th or 6th time re-reading it. I personally, don't think its worth buying.
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