Enchanted Castles

Enchanted Castles

by Kate Riggs

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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
The intent of the "Happily Ever After" series is to introduce young readers to the elements of fairy tales. Castles figure prominently in many fairy tales, and a castle may become enchanted when a spell is put on it. Spells or enchantments might be evil, as in Sleeping Beauty, and they can only be broken by a prince or a princess. In Beauty and the Beast, the young man is trapped inside not only an enchanted castle but a grotesque body. Both that spell and that of the Frog Prince can only be broken by true love's kiss. There is very little here which children will have not already gleaned either from reading fairy tales or watching animated films. The text is easy to read and the design of each page is attractive, but much of the information is repetitive and redundant. The illustrations rely heavily on stills from Disney movies with the remainder coming from Dover Publications and other picture libraries. A fill-in-the-blanks story addendum is trite and will do little to encourage creativity. A glossary of a scant three words and "Read More" section listing two titles round out the book. The hefty price tag combined with the dearth of information make for a very weak endeavor. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

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Creative Company, The
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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