Griffin's Castleby Jenny Nimmo
Lonely and friendless from constantly moving, Dinah finds herself wishing the animal statues protecting a nearby Welsh castle would keep her company. Suddenly, to Dinah's delight, the stone animals start to magically spring from the walls and follow her home. But when the animals refuse to let Dinah leave her house, she quickly realizes that these mysterious… See more details below
Lonely and friendless from constantly moving, Dinah finds herself wishing the animal statues protecting a nearby Welsh castle would keep her company. Suddenly, to Dinah's delight, the stone animals start to magically spring from the walls and follow her home. But when the animals refuse to let Dinah leave her house, she quickly realizes that these mysterious creatures aren't rescuing her, they're imprisoning her. . . .
Jenny Nimmo is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Charlie Bone series as well as the award-winning Magician's Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. After its original publication, GRIFFIN'S CASTLE was short listed for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the W.H. Smith's Mind Boggling Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.74(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.81(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 Years
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I'm a huge fan of the Charlie Bone series, however I really didn't like Griffin Castle all that much, for starters, it's very difficult to enjoy a read when you deeply dislike the main character, she was an obsessive posessive maniac on her way to become a total psychopath. She got her step father mutilated (those little stone animals of hers that "would do anything for her, except kill... FOR NOW"), and never even once she showed any trace of remorse. She became engrossed with the house, the stone animals, and the family living downstairs, it seems that in her own twisted version of the world, everything the she zeroed in on had to belong to her. Clearly there was nothing to like in a capricious peevish main character, and I also disliked her mother, a spineless lame excuse of a mother that wouldn't stand for her own daughter. Good thing that I didn't judge Nimmo by this book, or I wouldn't have read Charlie Bone, which is the exact opposite to The Griffins Castle.
"Griffin's Castle" by Jenny Nimmo is a good read, although the ending is pretty sad. Do not read this book if you want to be laughing and smiling by the time you get done with it. Over all, it is a pretty good read!
this book was great i got it as a holiday gift and i can really relate to dinah the main charachter and yes, i would tell a friend about it or someone that i know